A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

1 part dark rum 1 part half and half ½ part maraschino cherry juice Chocolate syrup Cocoa powder (Optional) Maraschino cherry for garnish (Optional) Rim a martini glass with cocoa

Madison County Championship Rodeo

1 part dark rum 1 part half and half ½ part maraschino cherry juice Chocolate syrup Cocoa powder (Optional) Maraschino cherry for garnish (Optional) Rim a martini glass with cocoa

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

1 part dark rum 1 part half and half ½ part maraschino cherry juice Chocolate syrup Cocoa powder (Optional) Maraschino cherry for garnish (Optional) Rim a martini glass with cocoa

Chocolate Cherry Cream Cocktail

1 part dark rum
1 part half and half
½ part maraschino cherry juice
Chocolate syrup
Cocoa powder (Optional)
Maraschino cherry for garnish (Optional)

Rim a martini glass with cocoa powder. Drizzle chocolate syrup in the glass. Pour rum, half and half, and maraschino cherry juice into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

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This story was published on Jan 30, 2015

Amy Brinkley

Amy Brinkley

Brinkley lives in coastal North Carolina, and blogs about all things food. She is regular contributor on the Our State website, Parade Magazine’s CommunityTable.com, and SheKnows.com.