Very Cherry Martini

Marla Meridith

August 7, 2013

Very Cherry Martini |

Very Cherry Martini |

It’s kinda sorta almost the weekend…certainly time to indulge in a Very Cherry Martini. Don’t ya think?!

Recently I visited tart cherry orchards in Northern Michigan. I went there loving cherries & left there loving them even more. What better than a martini to showcase this fruits bold ‘n beautiful flavor?

These are the last few weeks of a sizzlin’ summer…indulge yourself with this skinny treat.

Very Cherry Martini |

These are super simple cocktails to make if you are entertaining…or just hanging out banging on the keys.

Very Cherry Martini |

Follow my Very Cherry Pinterest board for inspiration too.

Very Cherry Martini |

This would be a fun cocktail for any kind of celebration…from a mid morning brunch to a shower, wedding or birthday party.

Very Cherry Martini |

Grey Goose Cherry Noir is lovely in this cocktail. If you can not find this delicately flavored vodka then go for a plain one.

You can experiment with other liquors as well. You guys are good like that!

Very Cherry Martini |

I mixed tart cherry juice with sweet cherry fizzy water.

The cherry flavor is huge as you might imagine.

Very Cherry Martini |

This is a rather sweet cocktail…not like some of my other creations which are a tad less so.

Vanilla Sugar on the rim of the glass adds a special touch.

Very Cherry Martini |

Enjoy your cherry martinis!

Very Cherry Martini |

Very Cherry Martini |


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 07:05h, 07 August

    So refreshing! This exquisite cocktail looks very tempting. Lovely cherry clicks.



  • Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    Posted at 07:06h, 07 August

    I love the deep cherry color in these!

  • Luci's Morsels
    Posted at 07:33h, 07 August

    This sounds amazing and the photos are great. I’ve always heard of cherries in northern Michigan. It’s on my wishlist to go back during cherry season and have way too much fun!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 07:50h, 07 August

    This looks SO GOOD! My post tomorrow includes cherries (but maraschino). You drink posts always make me thirsty. Pinning!

  • Tieghan
    Posted at 08:05h, 07 August

    I do not drink, but I just have say that your cherries are gorgeous!! I love these photos!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    Posted at 08:13h, 07 August

    Oh my word. Give me six months and I’m IN IN IN.

  • Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    Posted at 09:03h, 07 August

    I am working through 10 lbs of cherries right now so this is perfect for me!!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
    Posted at 10:50h, 07 August

    Such pretty pictures Marla!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 12:21h, 07 August

    these pictures are stunning!!! i love a cherry flavored martini! what a fun drink idea.

  • najwa kronfel
    Posted at 13:03h, 07 August

    Refreshing! I would like one please!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    Posted at 14:41h, 07 August

    Beautiful Cherry Martinis, Marla! Cannot wait to try them. Love how you concocted this cocktail. And, as always, gorgeous and inviting photography! Pinning! xo

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:34h, 08 August

      Thanks Stacy….you are more than welcome any time to join me for one!

  • Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today
    Posted at 15:42h, 07 August

    It must be very refreshing 😀

  • Julia |
    Posted at 16:44h, 07 August

    Growing up, I had 3 tart cherry trees in the garden, so having fresh tart cherries in the summer was just a normal thing for us! These days, it’s impossible to find fresh tart cherries in a store. I love tart cherries, they are so soft, you can easily squeeze them to make juice. This martini is gorgeous, definitely pinned!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 18:14h, 07 August

    Gorgeous drinks, Marla!! I bet that tart cherry flavor is amazing!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 20:17h, 07 August

    Stunning photos, I need one of these!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 08:16h, 08 August

    really pretty!!

  • Teawench
    Posted at 09:27h, 08 August

    All cherry? Now I wish I hadn’t finished my bottle of cherry noir on stupid stuff. I’ll just have to buy more & locate some of that sparkling cherry juice.

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:29h, 08 August

      Indeed you do!!!

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 09:54h, 08 August

    Looks SO delicious, Marla!

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
    Posted at 10:22h, 08 August

    Oh cherries, my love! We had them in a cobbler last night. Loving the look of this drink.

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:32h, 08 August

      Ooooooo> LOVE cherry cobbler!

  • Todd @ HonestlyYUM
    Posted at 15:56h, 08 August

    Soooo jealous that you got to visit the cherry orchards. That would be amazing!! The cocktail looks delicious, and your photos are beautiful as always.

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    Posted at 10:59h, 11 August

    Best martini ever. I think I need one right now at 11AM.

  • Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste
    Posted at 07:06h, 13 August

    Cherry martini? Yes, please! A woman after my own heart 🙂 Pinned!

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  • Jenn @ Smell Good Kitchen
    Posted at 18:45h, 13 August

    Yuuummmm, you had me at Grey Goose Vodka and your photos are marvelous!!!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 12:16h, 16 August

    I can never get enough of cherries during summer, especially in cocktail form!

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    Wow, this is an amazing drink Marla! I have trouble drinking martini, too strong sometimes, but with cherries…so perfect! And the color too. Thanks for the shout out!

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