This merry cherry christmas cocktail is sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer. I’m so excited to be working with them this holiday season to create a cocktail for you!
This fun and festive merry cherry christmas drink is just what your holiday weekend needs!
I mean, could it be any cuter? It’s certainly one of the happiest cocktails I’ve made, not to mention that it TASTES FANTASTIC!
And will probably match all your holiday decor.
I am so excited to be partnering with Truly Hard Seltzer today to share the merry cherry christmas cocktail! We are huge huge huge fans of Truly and it’s always stocked in our mini fridge outside. This season is a busy for us – in fact, all of the life events in our family happy from September through December. Anniversaries, birthdays, etc – it’s crazy!
Since we’re constantly entertaining and it’s cold enough outside, we stash two big coolers on the patio so people can grab their own drinks. One of the coolers is ALWAYS filled with tons of Truly. It’s such a hit since there is usually a flavor for everyone. It’s easy to drink, super low in sugar and the variety of flavors is incredible.
While we have Truly on the regular over here, I thought it would be super fun to incorporate one of my favorite flavors into a thirsty Thursday cocktail here on the blog. As I wrap up this series for the year, I wanted the cocktails to be incredibly fun and festive for you, just like they have in previous years. And while I’ve shared a white christmas punch and a mistletoe margarita, this merry cherry christmas drink just might be my favorite out of all of them.
Here’s the deal!
I chose the Truly Black Cherry to make this drink because it was such a festive and nostalgic flavor for me. Truly just revamped its flavors, so this Black Cherry style is even crisper and more flavorful than before! Cherry played a huge role in the baked goods that my grandma would make when I was growing up and it’s one of the few times throughout the year that we have some cherry desserts! She stuffed her butterball cookies with maraschino cherries, she topped macaroons with cherries and she made a lemon jello dessert with cherries too. That’s just the start of it.
So I loved the idea of not only creating a red and green cocktail that would be a showstopper for the season, but also having one that tasted lightly fruity and delicious. Perfect for a big holiday party!
What I love most is that this drink isn’t overly sweet. In fact, you could even control the sweetness level based on your preference. Add a bit more cherry juice if you like a sweet cocktail, or back off of it if you prefer a drier, more seltzer-y, bubbly drink.
YESSSSS. It’s so perfect.
The green in our drink comes from fresh mint sprigs. It adds a nice refreshing pop to the drink, without going full-out mojito. There’s also a splash of vodka in here for more party fun.
And the best part? You can turn this into a punch if you like! A bit pitcher is fantastic.
Why yes, merry cherry christmas punch has the best ring to it.
If you’re hosting a ton of friends and want to throw together a quick punch for everyone to drink? This is it! O if you’re just hanging out at home watching holiday movies on the couch, I’ve got you!
Merry Cherry Christmas Cocktail
Yield: 2 people
- 1 handful Fresh mint leaves
- Maraschino cherries
- 1 to 2 ounces vodka
- 1 to 2 ounces maraschino cherry juice
- 1 can Truly Black Cherry Hard Seltzer (available in the Truly Berry variety pack or in 6-packs)
Place the mint leaves and a few cherries in the bottom of your glasses. Fill each glass with one large ice cube or some crushed ice. Add the vodka and the cherry juice to the glasses and stir. Top the drinks off with Truly Black Cherry – about half a can each! Garnish with some extra mint and a cherry on top!
This is so cheery! And cherry.