Thursday, September 5, 2013

Homemade Ch-Ch- Cherry Cokes!

Ahhhhhh……back into a routine again.  The second week of school has whizzed by and the pan of back-to-school cookie bars I made so my kids could have some warm just-out-of-the-oven-homemade-we-have-the-most-awesome-mom-cookies….are long gone.
Now that I have a little more free time, I am able to spend all of my husband’s hard earned money….erm…..volunteer at our local Thrift Shop a lot more. 
(Total score!!!  Who in their right mind would donate Polish Pottery!  Whoever you are, thank you for supporting the scholarship program!)
Then, I got my new Erin Condren planner yesterday in the mail.  It was one of the happiest days of my life.  Now I am SURE I will become the organized person I have always wanted to be. (Insert husband’s eye roll here.)
But most of all, the best thing I like about school starting again, is that I have a lot of extra time to cook and bake.  I try and make something new almost every night.  Sometimes it’s a main dish, sometimes it’s a side.  Tonight I am getting all sorts of crazy and making a drink!  (Don’t tell anyone but I actually already tried this out yesterday and they are insanely delicious!)

Back To School Cherry Cokes
Printable Recipe (HERE)
-24 oz of coca-cola (real cola…not diet)
-4 Tablespoons grenadine syrup
-Maraschino Cherries for garnish
Optional : Spiced rum for the big kids

First off, put something on the grill.  These drinks definitely have a summer grilling picnicky feel to them.  I’m making Bacon Wrapped Pineapple ChickenSkewers. Next, pour cola into a big pitcher.  Add grenadine.  Stir.  Serve over lots of ice and garnish with Maraschino cherries. 

That’s it!  A perfect ending to a busy, productive, and don’t forget organized, school week!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. My nephews love any drink that has maraschino cherries! This will be a great treat for their next sleep over.