Attica’s CH CH CH CH Cherry Bomb!

A cherry cola-inspired cocktail that packs a nostalgic punch.

CH CH CH CH Cherry Bomb! is a fancy (and boozy) version of cherry cola. A nostalgic pop culture icon to bring back idyllic afternoons of summers past. It’s easy to make and will take you back to a simpler time. 

Recipe by Alec and Tasman from Attica.

Makes 1


15ml bourbon, rye whiskey (or any dark spirit)

45ml cranberry juice

60ml bitter red liqueur (Amaro, Campari, Aperol, or sweet vermouth)

10ml verjus or dry white wine

1 tsp sugar

Cherry, glacé cherry or any sweet red berries, to garnish


1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice.

2. Shake or stir (to dissolve the sugar).

3. Strain and serve in a high glass over lots of ice and garnish with a cherry, glacé cherry or a red berry.

To make a non-alcoholic version of this drink, replace the spirit and liqueur with black tea syrup. To make the black tea syrup, steep 2 tsp/teabags of any black tea with 4 tbsp of sugar and half a tsp of vanilla paste or extract in 1 cup of hot water for 8 minutes. Strain and put in the freezer to cool down.

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