Spiked Cherries: 3 New Ways to Use Them

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Try these 3 ways to use Spiked Cherries.

Spiked Cherries complete your home bar cart. The juicy, plump, boozy treats top any adult dessert, enhance cocktails, and make a great on-the-fly snack (pro tip: do like my husband). They also make a great gift.

Find Spiked Cherries anywhere beer is sold, including your local GIANT.

Here are three totally new ways to use Spiked Cherries.

Recipes using Spiked Cherries

Pickled Red Onions

  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 cups each ACV + red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 T salt
  • 1/4 cup Spiked Cherry juice
  • Bay leaf

Combine the vinegars, lime juice, sugar, cherry juice, Bay leaf, salt, and 1 cup water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook, whisking a few times, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Put the onions in a mason jar (or reuse an old pickle or another glass jar), and pour the brine over the top.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 48 hours before serving.

Use them to top sandwiches, protein bowls, or add them to a meat & cheese board!

Keep in the fridge for up to 3 months — if they last that long!

Grapefruit Guava Tequila Punch

  • 2/3 cup guava nectar, chilled
  • 1/3 cup grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 1/3 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 oz of your favorite tequila or mezcal
  • Spiked Cherries
  • 1 T Spiked Cherry Juice

In a glass, combine nectar, juice, ginger ale, and tequila or mezcal, if using. Add ice. Garnish with cherries. Top with Spiked Cherry Juice.

Having a party? To make a whole pitcher, use a whole container of guava nectar, 2 cups each of grapefruit juice and ginger ale in a pitcher, and add ice and a handful of Spiked Cherries. Makes approx six servings. Pour into glasses as desired, and add the booze and cherry juice to each individual serving.

Black Manhattan

  • 2 oz dark rum, like Myer’s
  • 1 oz Averna Amaro Siciliano
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • spiked cherries

Combine rum, amaro, and bitters in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled glass, garnish with a Spiked Cherry.


Looking for more ways to use Spiked Cherries? Find 5 Ways to Use Spiked Cherries here.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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