By Jenny Seyfried

Cherry vodka is simply vodka infused with cherry flavor and there are many specialty cocktails that list in their ingredients. You can also treat the flavored vodka as you would plain and pair with basic mixers such as club soda, orange juice or tonic water. Here are some options for how to serve your cherry vodka.

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Cherry Bomb

To make a cherry bomb, pour 1 oz. cherry vodka and 3 oz. energy drink into a shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine slowly; this will cause the syrup to sink to the bottom and give the shot a layered look.

Cherry Martini

To make a cherry martini, shake 1 oz. cherry vodka, 1 oz. cherry schnapps and 1 splash lemon-lime soda. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Black and White Cherry

The black and white cherry cocktail tastes like a fancy version of a chocolate-covered cherry. Combine 1 oz. chocolate liqueur, 1 oz. white chocolate liqueur, 1 oz. heavy cream, 1 oz. cherry vodka, 1 oz. vanilla vodka, 2 scoops chocolate ice cream and 13 ice cubes. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until the drink is creamy and pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

Laugh a Minute

This cocktail is strong and sweet so be prepared for a kick. Shake 1 oz. cherry vodka, 1 oz. rosso vermouth and ½ oz. amaretto almond liqueur. Strain into an old-fashioned glass that is half full of ice. Fill to the top with lemonade and serve.

Cherry Blossom

A cherry blossom cocktail can be made with cherry vodka or black cherry vodka. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes, then add 2 oz. cherry vodka. Pour in 5 oz. orange juice, a splash of sweet and sour mix and a dash of grenadine and serve.

Cherry Lime-Aid

Turn a childhood favorite into an adult friendly beverage with a cherry lime-aid. Fill a highball glass with ice and add 2 ½ oz. cherry vodka. Squeeze two lime wedges into the glass and leave the wedges in the drink. Add a splash of sours mixture and fill to the top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with two cherries.

Cherry Long Island

For a cherry infused twist on a classic, try this Cherry Long Island. Shake 1 oz. white rum, 1 oz. gin, 1 oz. cherry vodka, ½ oz. triple sec, ½ oz. cherry juice and ½ oz. sours mix and strain into a pint glass filled with ice. Add lemon-lime soda to the top of the glass and garnish with a cherry and lemon wedge.

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