Mrs. Claus’ Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail is dedicated to the over-worked Santa Claus.
Now dear old Mrs. Claus has to be very patient and tolerant of her husband’s very busy schedule.
To keep cheery (cherry), she sips a few of these during the day and always keeps a smile on her face.
Remember, every couple has to get through the season of holly and jolly together.
This jingle juice combination accents the nuttiness of the amaretto and the fresh citrus flavor of the islands.
Whether you are Mr. and Mrs. Claus or partners in life, let this spirited cocktail keep you merry and cherry!
Mrs. Claus’ Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail
Santa Claus is quite busy with his most bustling season of Christmas.
While he wrangles the gifts and deals with all the other chaos at the helm of the North Pole, Mrs. Claus maintains the background noise.
Mrs. Claus, a jolly old soul herself, loves the season and uses the celebrated color of the season to create a fun and tasty cocktail in red.
From cookies to meals, she’s behind the wheel of plumping up dear old Santa.
Since I am sure she does more in a day than anyone else, she’s probably pushed to her limits.
Work hard, play harder and imagine the possibilities.
However, we’ve all got our limits and I bet sometimes she wishes Santa would get stuck one of those chimneys he goes down, don’t you?
So, maybe that thought is after he asks for just one more thing to be done?
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.
Getting into the Holiday Spirit With Mrs. Claus’ Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail.
Her days are long and Mrs. Claus has to deal with those little elves all day longs and her own to-do list.
Instead of grimacing, frowning she whips up a batch of delicious cocktails.
Did you know that Mrs. Claus loves Amaretto and Cherry?
Since she fattens up good Old Santa, she must know her way around the kitchen, right?
Citrus & Amaretto
Mrs. Claus knows that the nutty taste of Amaretto is best complimented with fresh citrus.
Her mix-ins in this lively holiday drink include Lemon and Pineapple.
What Would An Amaretto Drink Be Without a Little Cherry?
Red is the color of the season and of course, Mrs. Claus kept that in mind when she created this festive cocktail.
Cherry juice and red cranberries add to the intensely festive colors in the glass.
The Fabulous Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail Recipe
You need a pitcher, as this is made in bulk. Mrs. Claus has too much to do to make small batches.
Plus, after one sip, she nips at it a bit more all day long. It takes her day to the next level.
Mrs. Claus is not driving, Santa’s behind the sleigh, so party-on as she’s not drinking and driving!
Start off with ice. Add it into your favorite pitcher. IF your pitcher does not hold 64 oz, team up a pair of pitchers.
P.S. > that’s great because if one pitcher happens to go missing, you simply pull out the other and on one realizes the difference.
Add about one cup of cranberries atop the ice. The cranberries are in this drink for nothing more than color.
Slice up a lemon into nice thin slices. These will be tossed into the pitchers.
If you are using 2 Mrs. Claus suggests splitting the lemon slices between both pitchers.
Bring On The ‘Cherry’ in the Christmas Amaretto Cocktail
Certainly, you’ve picked up that ‘Cherry’ is a word-play on ‘Cheery’ right?
After all, a few of these and you will be cherry enough for a couple of people!
Pop a bottle of Prosecco open (750 ml), 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 (trust Mrs. Claus!)
Additionally, add in 2 1/2 Cups of Amaretto. Let’s just say if a little bit extra flows in, so be it! No Harm, no Foul!
Back To Basics- The Ingredients without Alcohol
To make certain the flavor will be impeccably fantastic, Mrs. Claus suggests adding in 2 Tablespoons of Almond Extract.
Further, 2 tall cans of pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and the Cherry Juice (she loves Trader Joe’s 100% Cherry Juice).
Now for the Secret Ingredient that Makes the RED in this cocktail better than Rudolph’s Nose!
Get your jar of maraschino cherries, and heist it for the juice! You will be ‘borrowing’ 4 tablespoons (or more) of the juice in the jar!
Nothing tastes as yummy as this juice. While it packs a lot of sweet syrupy sugar, Mrs. Claus sips this on her cheat days (every day during the holiday!)
Mix. Stir. Pretend like you are messing with a snowglobe and mix as you mean it with a long spoon.
Those ingredients need to mesh.
Serve & Get A Cherry Christmas Amaretto Kind of Moment
Mrs. Claus drinks a lot of red wine too (Did I mention that? ) Therefore she uses her stemless wine glasses to serve.
Fill each glass 1/4 full of ice.
Now spill some of the Cherry Christmas Amaretto Cocktail over the ice until it reaches the top (yes I am for real).
As Mrs. Claus says, “If Rudolph can be bright in cheery with a red nose, you can glow the same with a few glasses of this cocktail!”
Red is pretty, tasty, seasonal, festive, and makes Christmas downright Cherry!
Here’s to your Sip! Sip! Hooray, moment after you taste this cocktail.
Sip. Taste. Enjoy and refill, you’ve earned it Mrs. Claus. After all, we’ve all got a bit of Mrs. Claus in us!
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 Mrs. Claus’ 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 onto 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!
Enjoy your holidays and I hope that this recipe, donated by Mrs. Claus kick-starts your Christmas Day ‘Cherry!’