Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb

1/4 Cherry Brandy (Massenez Creme de Griotte)
1/4 Cointreau
1/2 Aged Rum (Rhum Barbancourt 5 star)

Use liqueur glass and pour carefully so that ingredients do not mix. Serve with 1/6 lime on top and squeeze into glass before imbibing.

When I was making all those Pousse-Cafe type “Angel” cocktails, I was trying to think of some version of a layered cocktail that I could hang with. Something that maybe had some bite to it. I thought of this cocktail first as a combination of ingredients, rum, cherry and lime being particularly good together. When I was trying to think of a name, some sort of 1970s era hot rod thing since it is a “shooter”, the Runaways song “Cherry Bomb” popped into my head.

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I’m your wild girl
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

And I thought, “Cherry Bomb”, perfect! The cherry brandy is at the bottom, so this is exactly a cherry bomb. Unfortunately, there are about a million cocktails and shooters with the slightly salacious name, “Cherry Bomb”, so I took the repeated “ch” from the Runaways song and tacked it on.

Couple notes, getting the rum to float on top of the Cointreau can be a bit tricky. This rum, which fortunately I really enjoy, worked. Others didn’t. Also, I thought it was kind of cool how the lime juice, when you add it, settles to the bottom of the rum and hangs there, on top of the Cointreau.

OK, it’s not a Pousse-Cafe, it’s a shooter. It is, however, darn tasty!

One thought on “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb

  1. You have the closest recipe to my old 70s favorite. However there was no Contreau in it. I believe it was peppermint schnaaps, galiano, grenadine, topped by whisley.
    The whole concoction was layered carefully, the whiskey set on fire, blown out, and a rock full of “rot gut” summarily downed!
    Brings back fond memories…

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