1.5 oz. Grey Goose Cherry Noir
3.5 oz. Cola
1 splash of Grenadine
Fresh Cherry for garnish
Method: Fill glass slightly above the rim with cubed ice, add in Vodka, then Cola and lastly the Grenadine in that order. Add a soda straw and garnish with a fresh cherry. Stir the drink slightly with straw to mix ingredients, just a light spin should do it. If you over stir (which we all do) the carbonation tends to dissipate leaving you with a flat beverage.
As we live in the frozen northeast fresh cherries are hard to come by so when we got together on the 21st I had no garnish. However, the group seemed to approve, well, all except Brian who somehow has developed a "Moral Objection" (his words) to the spirit Vodka in any and all of its forms.
The flavor of this cocktail is rather sweet, with a slight herbal twist. Valerie said it tasted like a cherry cordial and most agreed. This drink will more than likely not become a standard for our game day gatherings until I can refine my portions correctly. I think I used too much grenadine in a couple and I failed to go gently on the stir. Practice makes perfect and though it will pain me greatly I will mix and consume until I have this one down to a science. Mike mentioned that the cocktail would be a great summer drink, and I agree, we'll leave it for warmer weather and sunny days to introduce once again.
Lastly I did not like the original name of this cocktail. “Black Cherry Cola” seems too generic to my liking, so we decided to call these Queen Latifahs. Because they are black, sexy, and sweet just like she is. We are open to suggestions as to names of course so feel free to put in your two cents.