Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail

Hubby's Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Autumn is upon us, and just in time for the season, my husband has created another of my favorite cocktails. My husband’s Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail tastes just like a cherry pie!

Hubby's Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Hubby’s Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

With a bit of simple syrup infused with cinnamon, my husband combines gin, Grand Marnier’s cherry liqueur, pear juice, and lemon juice to create his Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail! Shake it up, and garnish with a cherry!

Part of our renewed interest in finding cocktails to enjoy at home culminated earlier this year when we “remodeled” our old rarely used 1970s-era bar in our basement. Our 1970s Bar Remake project was a month-long effort, selecting coordinating paint colors, cutting the bar down to the correct height, and refinishing the old brown Formica top with countertop paint. We were able to repurpose some leftover “tin” panels for the walls from a previous kitchen project.

Here’s the “before” view in its 1970s glory:

The "before" photo of our 1970s Bar Remake (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The “before” photo of our 1970s Bar Remake (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Here’s the “after” view:

The "after" photo of our 1970s Bar Remake (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The “after” photo of our 1970s Bar Remake (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Note the unique wall shelves with the cool LED lighting from Customized Designs, a mom-and-pop company located in Colorado. Customized Designs creates and fabricates their own specialized designs including LED tables and other unique items. Check them out at their website. And Customized Designs has outstanding customer service, too!

And behind the bar “after” the remake:

Behind the bar after our 1970s Bar Remake!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Behind the bar after our 1970s Bar Remake! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

So now that you’ve seen our 1970s Bar Remake, you can understand why we’re more than excited to spend time sitting at our new bar sipping beverages. We wonder almost daily why we didn’t start and complete this project years ago.

My husband uses Grand Marnier’s recently introduced cherry liqueur. You can use another brand such as Heering cherry liqueur if you can’t find the Grand Marnier cherry liqueur.

Grand Marnier's Cherry Liqueur (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Grand Marnier’s Cherry Liqueur (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Mix one up for yourself soon. You’ll love it!

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 oz gin
1 oz cherry liqueur such as Grand Marnier cherry liqueur
1 oz pear juice
1/2 oz cinnamon syrup (simple syrup infused with a cinnamon stick)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Tillen Farms Cherries bing cherry for garnish

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Makes one cocktail. Enjoy!

Get some of your own Tillen Farms Cherries! They’re made with all natural ingredients.

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