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You’ve Got Your Cherry Bomb

Spring, Summer

About this Recipe

I’m at the age where my a lot of my friends’ kids are hitting those older milestones. Driving, dating, and graduating – oh my. This drink was inspired by a twisted desire to make my friend cringe as her daughter enters the teenage dating scene. She got free drinks, so don’t feel too badly for her.

All that aside, this drink packs some spice and tang, without overdoing it. I am a huge fan of the smoky flavor of mezcal. It was the perfect spirit for this recipe.



  • 1.5 oz Mezcal Resposado
  • 1.5 oz Cherry Juice
  • 0.5 oz Serrano Mint Agave
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 3 dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters


  • 1 cup agave syrup
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1 sliced serrano pepper
  • 1/4 cup water



The Syrup

Heat up 1 cup agave syrup and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Add the serrano peppers and mint leaves, and let simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature. Use a strainer to pour into your syrup container.

Set aside the candied serrano peppers slices to use as a garnish.

The Cocktail

Shake all the ingredients with in a shaker with ice. Pour into a glass with a large ice cube, and enjoy. Oh, and don’t forget your garnish!