Try this Cherry Bomb 7 & 7 to celebrate the weekend! A classic 7 and 7 cocktail with a kick of cherry flavor from real cherries and cherry liquor.
I know this isn’t a cocktail with a really difficult recipe here – just a really good one.
Tomorrow marks the first official National Dive Bar Day on July 7, 7/7. They worked that out pretty good, huh?
Seagram’s is also donating $25,000 ti the National Trust for Historic Preservation that helps keep our culture alive and well in America.
And dive bars are part of American history…I think we can all agree on that.
So when I got invited to one of the original dive bars in New York City, Rudy’s Bar and Grill – it was an easy yes. I love checking out bars of all sorts from fancy to the super dives.
Rudy’s falls under a super dive. And I loved it.
That was me having some fun outside in the Seagrams 7 trailer. Just doing my thing and making some drinks on the streets of New York City, you know, just an average day.
Once we got inside there was a lot of Seagram’s to sample and sample we did. I brought a couple of friends with me to share the experience and a great time was had by all.
I’m actually thinking of making my own list of dive bars around NYC and hitting them all – taking pictures, having the classic drink of the bar and sampling some food. I think that might be on the Summer bucket list!
Some dive bars just have a bowl of peanuts. Some only serve a hunk of cheese with a knife and some you get nada. Just beer and whiskey. So you’d better make sure you get your snacks on ahead of time
To give this Cherry Bomb 7 and 7 my own twist, I added cherry liquor and a whole bunch of fresh cherries. nothing fancy, just some added flavor (and kick) from the fruit and the liquor.
Still dive bar-ish I think…just three ingredients instead of two.
And the bonus is that if you’re in one of those non-food serving dive bars you can snack on all the fresh cherries floating around in all that booze.
Boozy snacks – it’s better than nothing and totally fitting in a dive bar to add alcohol to your food. I’ve got a lot of experience with that too!
Booze and food go together just like whiskey and dive bars.
So try this Cherry Bomb 7 and 7 as a fun addition to cocktail hour at home or happy hour after work. I’m sure it’s going to be a hit with everyone!
1 1/2 ounces Seagram’s
1/2 ounce cherry liquor
7UP for topping
Fresh cherries and a lemon wedge for garnish
Add ice to a tall glass.
Pour in the whiskey and cherry liquor and stir.
Top with 7 UP and granish with cherries and a lemon wedge.