Such good memories.
It was a bit of kismet when I happened upon Rachel's Ch-Cherry Bomb at the San Fernando Valley Food Swap. She makes her own maraschino cherries, which are infinitely more delicious and far less formaldehyde-y than those nuclear red things you get in a jar. (Note: they're not really made with formaldehyde.)
And on the back of the jar, Rachel even provides the recipe for a grown up version of my childhood favorite: the Surly Temple.
Add a dash of your favorite spirit (bacon scotch works amazingly well), and you have a true adult drink.
A very tasty, refreshing, cherry-laden drink perfect for a summer holiday weekend.
Rachel's cinnamon ginger maraschino cherries are integral to this drink. You could risk using the nuclear red ones, or you could come to a food swap and get your own! Become a fan of both the San Fernando Valley Food Swap and Santa Monica Food Swap to find out when the next opportunity to nab some cherries (and even some salsa).
A twist on a childhood favorite.
- 4 oz ginger ale
- 2 oz POM pomegranate juice
- juice of one lime
- dash of Ch-Cherry Bomb Syrup
- lots of Ch-Cherry Bomb cherries
Mix together over ice and enjoy. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Yield: 1 serving