The torched cherry cocktail has to be one of my most favorite drinks. It has just the right amounts of sweet, tart, and refreshing all wrapped into one and makes for the perfect summer cocktail.
How I Found The Torched Cherry Cocktail
I discovered the torched cherry at a restaurant called Destihl in Normal, Illinois. It is a brewery and restaurant that serves great food and drinks. Side note, the banana cream pie is to die for–my husband and I will order one, pick it up and bring it home to share for a late night snack.
I love to find great cocktails at restaurants and recreate them, or simply ask the bartender to share the recipe. Some will share and some won’t. Another great cocktail I found in a restaurant is the St. Germain Elderflower Cocktail.
Destihl took the torched cherry off their menu, but one of the bartenders shared the recipe with me. However, I have modified the drink to give it a Paleo twist. The recipe calls for simple syrup, and I make mine with equal parts honey and water instead of equal parts sugar and water.
How to Make the Torched Cherry Cocktail
The torched cherry cocktail is actually made with Torched Cherry Bacardi Rum, but Bacardi quit making torched cherry. It is now called “cherry,” and is exactly the same. The recipe also calls for simple syrup and fresh squeezed lime juice. Use fresh squeezed! It makes all the difference in a good cocktail vs. a great cocktail! All you do is mix the three ingredients together, and you have a delicious summer cocktail!
This torched cherry cocktail is the grown-up version of a cherry limeade, and perfect for a hot summer day. I hope you enjoy this amazing cocktail as much as I do. Cheers!
- 1 1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts honey and water)
- 4 oz. Bacardi Cherry Rum or Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum
- 2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- For the simple syrup: Make however much you want by mixing equal parts honey and water. Warm the mixture enough to dissolve the honey. Refrigerate the leftovers for the next cocktail.
- Mix all ingredients and garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!