My cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail is dedicated to the over-worked ladies (Ms. and Mrs. Claus’ ) who are always standing behind their Mr. Claus and picking up the pieces. Sip it, sister!
The Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail
Now as we all know, the holidays are ‘stressors’, and every Mrs. Claus out there, tries to be so patient and tolerant of all the Mr. Claus’s out there, and the holiday chaos but sometimes…. we need a sipper that can take the edge off!
To keep cheery (cherry), sip a few of these during the day and always keep a smile on your face.
Remember, every couple has to get through the season of holly and jolly together and this might just make you a bit merrier!
Hey, it’s not just a chic drink and you will be making a pitcher, so you can share with Mr. Claus and it might just make him a bit more jolly too!
This jingle juice combination accents the nuttiness of the amaretto and the fresh citrus flavor of the islands (where most of us would prefer to be during the holiday chaos!)
Whether you are Mr. and Mrs. Claus or partners in life, let this spirited cherry Chrismas amaretto cocktail will keep you merry and cherry!
What You Will Love About my Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail
Making this beverage is easy. In fact, you can get the rather basic ingredients almost anywhere you can buy fruit juice and alcohol!.
The holiday cherry Christmas amaretto cocktail is sweet and tart, kind of like all the days leading up to the big day right?
The sweetness comes from the lovely maraschino cherry juice you will be using, but it can also come from the cherry juice or a trick I will share now.
I won’t sugarcoat the season but I will sugarcoat this
If you are a ‘sweet’ drink person, and the sugars of the pineapple juice and cherry juice haven’t ‘done it for you’, then make those cranberries sparkle!
That’s right, simply try this easy sparkle cranberry recipe and add them into your beverage instead of straight cranberries, their sugar-coated exterior will blend into your drink!
Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail & Soak Up A Little More
Ok ladies, do you remember college life? What was in the drinks you loved the most?
But the reality is, it wasn’t just fruit, it was fruit soaked in alcohol, so no matter if it was sweet or sour, it kept on kicking in a little extra to your drink right?
Slice the lemons a day ahead, and soak them in 1/4 cup of amaretto in a sealed container.
Decrease the amaretto amount in the recipe by 1/4 cup and just dump that in the recipe instead!
Yup, a nice little addition to the taste, and the lemons are perfect to add to each glass on the bottom below the ice!
Experience festive flavor in your cherry Christmas amaretto sipper
Besides my little lemon trick, inside your drink, you’ll find the nutty taste of Amaretto which is best complimented with fresh citrus.
Therefore that crazy little college trick does amp up the taste a bit, but the mix-ins in this lively holiday drink include pineapple too.
To round out the color of the season and get a little ‘cherry’ well, cherry juice, maraschino cherry juice, and cranberries charm their way into the flavor and color of the drink!
Both the cherry juice and red cranberries add to the intensely festive colors in the glass, don’t you agree?
The Fabulous Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail Recipe
This is what your drink looks like all mixed up in a 32-ounce pitcher, but you will make 2 of these with this recipe, so adjust it accordingly.
I will quickly move through the steps with you and you can print the simple recipe below.
Obviously, you’ll want to add ice and repeat this for each 32-ounce pitcher.
If you have soaked the lemons you have 2 choices, toss them into the pitchers (dividing between each 32-ounce pitcher) or place a slice in each glass below the ice or above the ice in the individual glass.
Add some cranberries to the ice. The cranberries are in this drink for nothing more than color.
Pop in the Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail
Pop the Prosecco and hey don’t be shy, grab a glass, and try some.
A nip of Prosecco is the fizz you need to add to your sparkling day!
Additionally, you’ll be adding in Amaretto.
And by the way, let’s just say if a little bit extra flows in, so be it! No Harm, no Foul!
Non-alcoholic ingredients add big flavor
To make certain the flavor will be impeccably fantastic, you’ll be using some almond extract.
Further, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and Cherry Juice all combine for an off-the-charts festive flavor!
Think Amaretto sour with a more developed bang!
Now for the Secret Ingredient that this cocktail rock.
Pretend like you are messing with a snowglobe and mix as you mean it with a long spoon.
Those ingredients need to combine, so stir.
Festive cherry Christmas amaretto cocktails in a glass for every Mrs. Claus out there
At the helm of your own North Pole, you (a.k.a. Mrs. Claus maintain the background noise!
Since I am sure you are human, you probably are often pushed to your limits during this blissful season from the pressures, of home, work, kids, partnership, families, and more, this will take the edge off!
You know when your partner keeps pushing on you for more and more until you can’t take it anymore?
All I can do is laugh and then sip this and so can you.
Your days are long and you have to deal with those little elves all day long and your own to-do list.
Instead of grimacing, frowning just whip up a festive batch of delicious cocktails.
Merry Christmas! Cheers, Dana XO
Make sure to print the recipe out below, it’s fast and easy and sure to take the holiday weight off of your shoulders (ha, after a few of these, you’ll be on the couch and become weightless, lol!)
Holiday Rules for sipping on a Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail
Always have a designated driver as well as a couch nearby.
These little libations tend to just go down the hatch with ease, so watch or your feet will fly like Santa’s Sleigh and you’ll be on your ass if you drink them too fast!
One is never enough, as cheer is delivered by the glass.
However, let one ‘hit you’ before you move on to the next.
Let’s just say I am Mrs. Claus’ BFF and I know she can get tanked after drinking these too fast, they go down smooth!
You should be of legal drinking age to consume these and remember that friends don’t let friends drive drunk.
The Official Recipe for these Festive Drinks ↓↓↓
- 64 oz pitcher or 2-32 oz pitchers.
- 1 cup of fresh rinsed cranberries
- 1 bottle of Prosecco open (750 ml),
- 2 1/2 Cups of Amaretto
- 24 Oz of Cherry Juice (I used Trader Joe's brand but you can use any)
- 16 Oz fresh pineapple juice (from cans)
- 2 Tbso almond extract
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons (or more) of Maraschino cjerry juice
- add ice to 64 oz pitcher filling it 1/4 full.
- then add 1 C cranberries (reserve the rest)
- Add in Prosecco slowly as it will foam.
- Introduce the lemon slices into the Prosecco and then the Amaretto.
- Follow that with Pineapple juice, almond extract, and lemon juice.
- Last, add Maraschino juice.
- Stir the pitcher well.
- Allow the beverage to rest for 5 minutes while you prepare the glasses for serving.
- Stem or stemless glasses with 1/4 ice each.
- If you are using soaked lemon slices (as discussed in the post place those atop or below the ice)
- For those adding in sugared cranberries, you do that at the top and end of the pour.
- If you are using unsugared cranberries just for floating color, then, just add about 8 or so to each glass.
- Fill the beverage to about 1/4 before the rim.
- Enjoy. ~ Dana XO
I ♥ Trader Joe's Cherry Juice & Pineapple Juice (by the can).
Almond Extract is optional but highly recommended.
Maraschino juice is non-negotiable (steal a cherry too while you are in the jar!).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 747Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 2gSugar: 87gProtein: 1g
nutritional content may be inaccurate
Enjoy your holidays and I hope that this recipe, donated by Mrs. Claus kick-starts your Christmas Day ‘Cherry!’