Have I mentioned that I LOVE Dr. Pepper? I mean, like, LOVE IT?! Well I do. A lot. I also happen to love Cherry Dr. Pepper a whole lot too. And you know what makes Dr. Pepper even better? Alcohol.
So when my best friend brought me a jar of homemade maraschino cherries (that she made) for my birthday I knew that I could make some very tasty adult beverages with them. The first one (there will be more, don’t worry) is a Cherry Dr. Pepper cocktail.
These maraschino cherries are way better than the ones you buy at the store that are bright red. I hate those, but these are quite delicious. I strongly suggest finding yourself a jar or making some yourself. She tells me its pretty easy, but I’ll leave the cherry making to her.
Here is what you will need to make 1 drink:
4 oz Dr Pepper (I used Dr Pepper 10 because it is what I had)
1 oz Dark Rum (I used Kraken)
1/2 oz cherry juice
Fill a lowball glass (aka “a short one”) with ice. Add 4 oz of Dr. Pepper, 1 oz of dark rum, and 1/2 oz of cherry juice. Give it a stir and top with 2 (or more) cherries. Ta da!
The ingredients shown will actually make two cocktails if you split the can of Dr. Pepper and the bottle of rum between two glasses. So you can be a nice person and share if you want. But I won’t think any less of you if you just make two for yourself 🙂