It's been a while since I've done a Quarantine Cocktail post. I decided that a week of abstaining from any kind of alcohol could be a good thing after all the beer reviews and cocktails I had been doing, so I haven't had a drink since Sunday.
But it's Friday, and it's time to get back to happy hour. Tonight's drink is a twist on a classic. Everyone has heard of a whiskey and Coke, or more specifically a Jack and Coke, but you can really make this drink by mixing any type of whiskey with any type of cola.
Cheerwine is probably my favorite type of soda, or at least a close second behind cherry Coke. As I've said in previous posts, I'm a sucker for marketing that appeals to anything Southern or rustic. Cheerwine is classic Southern soft drink, and with the slogan "Born in the South, raised in a glass," I would probably be willing to buy it even if it was terrible.
For this particular drink, we used Black Back Bourbon from Silverback Distillery, which I'll have a review of soon. But like I said, you can use any type of bourbon or whiskey for this delicious, simple cocktail.
Cheerwine and Bourbon
2 oz. bourbon
1. Pour bourbon over ice. Top with Cheerwine
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.