A bourbon based cocktail that is as easy to whip up as it is to enjoy!  The perfect drink to share with your love this Valentine’s Day!

bourbon cherry cocktail

Today’s post is sponsored by our friends over at Drizly.  All opinions maintained in this post are mine alone.


Guys. It’s Friday. Which means….cocktails! It’s been a long week, you deserve it. Kick back, and relax.

Or, better yet, go get your bourbon and your shaker!

bourbon cherry cocktail

Let’s chit chat about this drink here, shall we?

Quite possibly my favorite thing about this bourbon-ey drink is stumbling upon Drizly. I can get every single thing I need to whip up a beverage in a quick snap, right from my laptop – including the bourbon!

Perfect, because, really who wants to go to the store at the end of a long week after work? Everybody puts their hands down.

I’ve always liked playing at home bartender, but I have never ever enjoyed going to two or three different stores for liquor, fruit, soda water, etc.

That’s where Drizly comes in – They have all of those goodies mentioned above, and they currently deliver in 28 cities! You can pop on over and check out their website right HERE for all of that info.

bpurbon cherry cocktail


What I love about this cocktail in particular is that it’s for everybody. Whether you’re a bourbon on the rocks kind of person, or a fruity beverage lover, you’ll adore this.

It’s a cocktail that is slightly sweet, but not overbearing.  A little bit tart (hopefully not like your Valentine) and then you get a nice, smooth, rich, bourbon background.

True to Salty Marshmallow fashion, this is quick and easy to make. A super tasty, but simple line up of ingredients here, folks!

No difficult steps, just a matter of pouring everything into your shaker, shaking like a maniac, and enjoying.

If you don’t have a shaker, no worries, those are available through Drizly as well.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t have one for a long time and I’d mix my at home drinks in a big pitcher.  The drinks of course taste awesome either way, but something about having that shaker makes me feel like a pro whipping up cocktails in my kitchen!

bourbon cherry cocktail

Cheers to a happy weekend!


5 from 1 vote

Bourbon Cherry Crush

Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4.5 Ounces Bourbon About Three Shots
  • 3 Ounces Grenadine About Two Shots
  • 1 Shot Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice Juice of One Lime
  • 1/2 Cup Sparkling Water or Club Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar, for rimming the glass Optional
  • Extra maraschino cherries and limes for garnish Optional


  • Fill a shaker or medium sized pitcher halfway full with ice cubes.
  • Pour the bourbon, grenadine, cherry juice, and lime juice into the shaker or pitcher.  Shake or stir well until well mixed and chilled.
  • If desired, pour the sugar onto a small plate and run a cut lime wedge around the rim of the glasses.  Dip the rim of the glass into the sugar to coat.
  • Pour the shaken cocktail into prepared glasses.
  • Serve with extra limes, and cherries as desired.
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Hey! Nice to meet you! I'm Nichole!

Welcome to The Salty Marshmallow! I'm a mom, animal lover, photographer, & kitchen mess-maker. Here you will find the result of my decades-long passion for chasing the best flavors in the kitchen, all meant to be cooked by regular people with busy lives just like you and me.

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  1. Your Bourbon Cherry Crush recipe sounds wonderful! But.. the ingredients list sparking water or club soda; however it is not mentioned in the instructions! Is it added in the shaker or topped on the cocktail after it is poured??
    Thank you!

  2. Hello. Just wondering when do I add the sparkling water? Do I add it at the end? It’s not in the directions. I haven’t made the drink yet. I just wanted to make sure that I make it right. Thanks.