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Spiked Cheerwine

Spiked Cheerwine

Spiked Cheerwine

by | Jan 5, 2017

Although there is no actual Cheerwine in this drink, it tastes very much like the Southern soda with its sweet flavors of cola and a hint of cherry. Cheerwine was created right here in North Carolina in 1917 and calls itself the “Nectar of North Carolina.” Most Southerners are familiar with it. It is best paired with the foods of football season: chicken wings, BBQ ribs and cheeseburgers, just to name a few. My Spiked Cheerwine will couple nicely with any of these foods and will also pack a punch … or tackle.

The first time I had a version of this drink was at a restaurant in the form of a shot. Some friends and I met at the bar to celebrate one of their birthdays and the bartender offered to make us something yummy. From my previous experience, when a bartender offers to make something for a group of girls it is either a joke and tastes horrible or it is so full of liquor it barely goes down. Regardless, we all agreed to let him make us a shot. “It’s going to taste just like Cheerwine,” he said. I didn’t believe him, but after finishing mine I was pleasantly surprised at how right he was. I had watched him make the shots so I had a general idea of what was in it and decided to create a similar cocktail myself. I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do.

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Spiked Cheerwine
A game-day cocktail with true North Carolina flavor
Course Drinks
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Ingredients
Course Drinks
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add the Captain Morgan, amaretto and grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well blended.
  2. Pour into a glass that is 2/3 filled with ice and top it off with some Coke.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, Sandi always dreamed of living on the coast. In her youth, she was always by the water; she was raised tending a big garden and stomping around in the creek. She spent her adolescent days on a Jet Ski or fishing on Lake James, N.C., and she and her friends would camp and hike the Linville Gorge. Attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she felt like she was getting out of my small-town box and living the city life; at the same time, she was getting a little closer to the ocean. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life she has created has been a blessing. She enjoys kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach, and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever she is. At home, she loves to cook and play with her dogs in the backyard. She also enjoys DIY home improvement endeavors. No outdoor shower, fire pit or flower bed is too big of a job! Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has taught Sandi that you really can enjoy your career.

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