RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Cherry Bounce cordial & Mock Pink champagne for celebrations

A cordial is an alcoholic drink that contains a liqueur, or cordial. Most are flavored. This is one that has been handed down from the 1930s.

couple-at-champagne-supper-ca-1900-bain-publishing-co-library-of-congressCouple at champagne supper, ca. 1900 (Bain Publishing Co., Library of Congress)


  • 1 quart sour pie cherries
  • 1 lb. (2 cups) sugar
  • One fifth light rum

Put all ingredients into a 2 quart bottle. Let stand for one year with an occasional shake.



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice
  • 1 6-ounce can frozen grapefruit juice
  • 1 28-ounce bottle chilled ginger ale
  • 1/3 cup bottled grenadine syrup

Early in day – mix sugar with water in a saucepan and boil 5 min. Cool

Add frozen juice concentrate. Refrigerate.

At serving time add ginger ale and grenadine syrup. Stir lightly. Serve at once in champagne glasses.


Monin® Grenadine Syrup

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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