Tart Cherry Cocktail

Tart Cherry Cocktail

[Photograph: Julianne Puckett]

This simple tart cherry cocktail is the perfect antidote to mid-winter gloom.

Note: Use unsweetened 100% tart cherry juice concentrate, which often comes in a 16 ounce bottle at natural foods stores. I used this one from Dynamic Health Labs.

About the author: Julianne Puckett is a writer, designer and the creator of the food blog Yankee Kitchen Ninja. She lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to reconcile the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

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  • Yield:makes one cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1/2 ounce tart cherry juice concentrate (see note above)
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • Garnish: lime slice or twist


  1. 1.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tart cherry juice concentrate, Cointreau, lime juice, and vodka. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice or twist and serve.