I’ve loved the cherry cokes from Sonic Drive-In forever, but sometimes you want something that has a bit of a kick to it for those pandemic Zoom happy hours. My BFF made this upscale, adult version of a cherry coke which I heartily recommend.
Adult Cherry Coke
- 12 oz Coca Cola Classic
- 1/2 oz (1 T) high-quality grenadine such as Sonoma
- 1/2 oz (1 T) Luxardo Maraschino Originale
- ice cubes
Mix the liquid ingredients together in a tumbler and then add the ice.
While you may be tempted to skimp and use an inexpensive grenadine like Rose’s, don’t. The pomegranate flavor is what really makes this drink so don’t compromise on it. Similarly those bright red “maraschino” cherries from the grocery store aren’t doing you any favors either — go for the real deal.