Cool Drinks for a Sizzling New Years Eve Despite the Weather! 8th Annual “12 Drinks of Christmas”, Day 9!

It’s New Years Eve! It’s time for some champagne, AKA sparkling wine. That said, this is going to be more than just about sparkling wines, champagne or prosecco — though I have a variety of bottles “in the house”. It’s about how to take the sparklers and make them a bit more fun, unusual and give the cocktail some oomph!

I happen to love tart cherry juice. However if you like it too or have sought to add tart cherry juice to your diet, you may have found that all cherry juices or juice beverages are created equal. Just because it says cherry juice does not make it tart cherry juice. I have found that Cheribundi Cherry Juice products (juices and beverages in various configurations) are a winner in my book.
I thought it might be a smart idea to create some cocktails based on the Cheribundi products and tweak them with some liquor. Why would you want to do that? Tart cherry juice is a great mix because it is tart. It’s a great balance for other things you mix into cocktails that tend to be really sweet. Plus Cheribundi juices are full of anti-oxidants and will help balance off the negative effects of indulging a bit too much on this special evening!




1 oz Hendricks Gin

1/2 oz Grand Marnier

3 oz CherryPharm juice– pick your favorite cherry juice or beverage. This is so tasty!

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for at least 30 seconds!
Then pour into a martini or coupe glass!

Vodka Cheritini :


1 oz vodka (skip the cherry vodka and maybe go with an orange, citron or lime flavor)

1/2 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau anyone?)

3 oz CherryPharm juice (see the recipe for Cheritini notes)

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for at least 30 seconds!
Then pour into a martini or coupe glass!



1 oz vodka (see Vodka Cheritini notes)

1/2 oz raspberry liqueur (Chambord is an excellent choice)

3 oz CherryPharm juice (see Cheritini notes)

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for at least 30 seconds!
Then pour into a martini or coupe glass!

Cherry Chai Cocktail (This is a riff off the Cherry Chai Lassi recipe on the Cheribundi website.


2 ounces strongly brewed Chai tea

2 ounces Cheribundi Tru Cherry, Skinny Cherry or Ginger Cherry juice (Suggestion: use Skinny Cherry or Ginger Cherry to cut sugar and boost flavor profile)

1 teaspoon honey, more or less depending on preference

1.5 oz Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan or CURZON Rum are great choices)


Dissolve honey in warm tea and refrigerate until cold. Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake at least 30 seconds!
Pour into a flute or into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Cherry Lime Sangria ( my fave!)


Try a sparkling wine for this (champagne, prosecco or cava) to give this some oomph!


2 bottles dry white wine, preferably Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc OR Sparkling Wine (Prosecco, Champagne or Cava, brut)

8 oz. cup Cheribundi Tru or Skinny Cherry Juice

8 oz. Kirshwasser (Cherry Brandy)

1 orange, quartered and cut in to ½ “ slices

½ cup frozen Limeade Concentrate

1 ½ cups mixed frozen fruits (cherries, peaches, apricots)

1 Lime or orange for garnish, if desired


Add thawed fruit and sugar to a tall pitcher and mix. Allow to sit for 15 minutes and add then add the brandy. If possible allow this the fruit to soak in the brandy for 12-24 hours, in the refrigerator.

Add remaining ingredients to the brandied fruit and stir well. Pour in to glasses and garnish with a lime/orange wedge or zest.

Variation: Add 2 ounces of soda water to each glass for added refreshment

Stay tuned for a review on Cheribundi cherry juice and also their variety of beverages. They are soooooooooooooo tasty!

Get more recipes for food or drink with Cheribundi products

Happy New Year!! Please drink responsibly!

Stevie Wilson,

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