Cheerwine Bourbon Cocktail

Cheerwine Bourbon Cocktail

Posted Jan 22 | By Natalie Migliarini

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The recipe today includes my all time favorite drink Cheerwine! Cheerwine is a soft drink born out of North Carolina and it is so tasty. As a child I loved this drink and now having moved to various places it can be hard to find! This soft drink has a cult following in North Carolina. The name Cheerwine also makes me really happy because what other non-alcoholic drink is named Cheerwine! I would say that Cheerwine is a cross between Dr. Pepper and cherry coke. In this recipe I added some vanilla bean and bourbon, which is the perfect combination. One of my favorite things to use is a vanilla bean paste it takes away the hassle of having to scrape the whole vanilla beans for their seeds. Let’s celebrate North Carolina and Bourbon with this fun drink!


Recipe: Cheerwine Bourbon Cocktail


  • 3 ounces of bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup of ice
  • top of with Cheerwine

Garnish: lime slices


  • Fill a metal shaker with bourbon, vanilla paste, and lime juice
  • Shake mixture then add 1 cup of ice
  • Divide mixture into serving glass and top off with Cheerwine
  • Garnish cocktail with lime slices

Yields: 2 servings


Posted in: Bourbon,Flavor,Occasion,Season,Spirit,Type,Vanilla Bean

Tagged: Cheerwine Bourbon CocktailNatalie MigliariniBeautiful BoozeSeattleCocktailsMixologistBourbon

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