I have a jar of Luxardo maraschino cherries sitting in my fridge. I went out of my way to mix a cocktail just so I could use these little delights. Yep, I created this Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail just to eat maraschino cherries. The syrup is so fragrant with vanilla and tart from the cherries. Once you have the syrup together, the drink is a simple. It’s serious just the syrup, sparkling water and vodka. Oh, and of course the glorious maraschino cherry.
My love of maraschino cherries started when I tried the original maraschino cherries. Not the neon red ones but the Luxardo maraschino cherries. They are so good. It’s a must try.
This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.
Author: Food Fashion and Fun
Recipe type: Drink
For the Cherry Vanilla Syrup
1 Vanilla Bean
2 cups Cherry Juice
¼ cup Honey
For the drink
3 ounces Cherry Vanilla Syrup
1 ounce Sparkling Water
1½ ounces Vodka
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
Carefully, scrape the cavier from the vanilla bean.
Next, add the vanilla bean and cavier, juice, and honey into a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat, discard the vanilla bean and then place in an airtight container in the refrigerator to chill.
When ready to serve, pour 3 ounces of the Cherry Vanilla Syrup in an ice filled glass along with the sparkling water and vodka.
Stir to combine then top with a maraschino cherry and serve.
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The holidays are officially over but I’m still celebrating hence the Rosemary Pear Sparkler. It’s a slightly savory and sweet champagne cocktail that’s perfect for celebrating or just because it’s Wednesday.
The holidays always sneak up on me. By the time I got into the rhythm of the season, and developed some great recipes, it was over. I just ran out of time to post them all. I’ve got a Coco-Matcha Truffle recipe coming up soon too.
The pear and syrup should be enough for an entire bottle of champagne or prosecco. The syrup will definitely get you through a bottle but you may want an extra pear if they are small.