Don’t Judge Me Mondays: Cherry Red Hot

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One guilty pleasure Derek and I share is trying out new junk food.  Things like the new flavors of Lays potatoes chips that come out every year (Chicken and Waffles is still my favorite so far), or new flavors of Cheetos are all things we love trying out! Have you guys seen the new flavors of Diet Coke?  Of course we had to try all four. One of them is called Feisty Cherry and the first time I tried it, I was unsure I liked it.  I didn’t realize the “feisty” meant spicy so I was surprised.
While I don’t think it will be my go-to if I’m having a soda, I thought it would make an interesting cocktail.  For some reason it got me thinking about those cinnamon red hot candies.  That led me to cinnamon whiskey.  Put it all together and it turns out you have a pretty delicious cocktail!

Let’s get to it!

Start by filling a cocktail glass with ice. Pour in half of the Feisty Cherry, the cinnamon whiskey, and Kirsch.

I used Fireball, but there may be other brands of cinnamon whiskey out there.  It’s just the easiest to find. The Kirsch adds some oomph to the cherry flavor. Now pour in the rest of the Feisty Cherry and stir.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick or maraschino cherry and enjoy!

Is there a junk food out there you think I should try?

Cherry Red Hot
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  • 6 ounces Feisty Cherry Diet Coke
  • 1 ounce cinnamon whisky
  • 1/2 ounces Kirsch
  • cinnamon stick or maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice and pour in half of the Feisty Cherry, cinnamon whiskey, and Kirsch.
  2. Top with the remaining Feisty Cherry and stir.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or maraschino cherry.

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