As the holidays approach Drink Me has partnered with Heering Liqueur to find the 12 Best Holiday Cocktails in America. There was a deluge of contenders but these ones topped the tree when it came to appearance/presentation, inspiration, creativity and composition/balance.

DAY 12

And on the Last Day of Cocktails our dear Zack Albanese from Tend, El Segundo, California gave to me….the Cherry Queen Martini.

Cherry Queen Martini


Four Roses Bourbon is an institution of the American whiskey category and is typically mixed to create grown-up cocktails like this one, and specifically mixed with liqueurs like Cherry Heering. Here’s why: Cherry Heering is quite likely the only cherry liqueur out there that actually tastes like, well, cherry. Not sugary or sticky, Cherry Heering is the bartender’s go-to for a perfect addition of natural sweet flavoring. If balance in your cocktail is something that interests you, then you should always have a bottle of Cherry Heering in your home bar.

  • 1.5 oz Four Roses Bourbon.
  • 1 oz Heering Liqueur.
  • 0.5 oz Aperol Aperitif.
  • 0.5 oz Grapefruit juice.