There’s something about the combination of cherry and cola flavours that takes me right back to when I was a kid – A bit of nostalgia in a glass.
Even then, I didn’t drink much soda (and I still don’t – but cocktails? Different story), but if I had to choose a favourite it was always a cherry cola. This is a grown-up version of the classic soda to get you over this mid-March hump.

The Cherry Gin I used was already a bit sweet, so you may need to adjust the amount of lime and cola syrup you add. Cherry bitters are a must to really bring the cherry flavour to the forefront, and if you have any fresh cherries on hand, feel free to muddle a couple in!

Recipe – Cherry Cola Cocktail


1 1/2 oz Dillons Cherry Gin
1/2oz Cola syrup
1oz Fresh Lime juice
Dash cherry bitters


Lime Wheel
Maraschino Cherries


Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish and serve.