The Black Rose

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey

1 ounce Malbec red wine or other full-bodied red wine

1/2 ounce grenadine or cherry juice 

1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur 

2 drops vanilla extract 

1 Pickled cherry, pitted, for garnish, store-bought or homemade, recipe follows

Pickled Cherries:

3 cups white vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar 

Pinch salt 

1 pound pitted cherries, fresh or thawed frozen


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Add the whiskey, wine, grenadine, raspberry liqueur and vanilla extract and shake. Strain the cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with a pickled cherry.

Pickled Cherries:

  1. Bring the wine, vinegar, sugar, salt and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Pour the liquid over the cherries in a bowl or jar and cool let completely before covering. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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