A Very Merry Cherry Christmas!

Happy thirsty Thursday!! I wanted to quickly share a cute and festive Christmas cocktail. The cocktail recipe I am about to share is centered around a magical jarred cherry. Regular old jarred cherries are amazing on their own, but Luxardo cherries are out of this world. I had one in a cocktail last summer and I was hooked. The only downside to these incredible cherries is that they are around twenty dollars per jar. They are fancy cherries, and worth every penny! A jar will last you about 6 months. You can buy Luxardo cherries at William Sonoma or Fresh Market.

With that said, here is my recipe for my Merry Cherry cocktail!

The Merry Cherry:

Serving size is one cocktail


1.5 ounces of tart cherry juice

1.5 ounces of white cranberry juice

1.5 ounces of vodka

1 ounce of Triple Sec

1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice

1 Luxardo cherry with a little of the syrup

2 tablespoons red crystal sugar ( for the rim)

** Helpful tip 1.5 ounces is equal to one shot glass!


  1. Fill martini shaker with plenty of ice
  2. Pour cherry juice, white cranberry juice, vodka, and triple sec into martini shaker
  3. Squeeze one tablespoon of lime juice into the shaker
  4. Take lime and rub it around the rim of the martini glass
  5. Pour red crystals sugar on small plate
  6. Take martini glass and dip the rim in the red crystal sugar
  7. Shake the martini shaker with mix in it for about 20 seconds
  8. Take a spoon and scoop out one of the cherries from the jar with a little bit of the syrup, and put in the bottom of your martini glass
  9. Pour shaken martini mix into your martini glass
  10. Enjoy!!!!



Here is the link if you want to purchase the Luxardo Cherries: