Merry & Bright

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Merry & Bright

It’s that time of the year again. When we all gather with our family and friends to celebrate the holidays and coming new year. Dinks and food are an absolute must for entertainment and our fruit can do the job for both!

Use our caviar limes for this strong and full-bodied bourbon drink with luxardo maraschino cherries. You’ll get the warmth of the bourbon, sweetness of the cherries and tartness from the bursts of caviar lime pearls. What’s not to love about that! 

If you love a good bourbon drink in the winter, this is the perfect cocktail to warm you up when those days are cold and you need a little cheer.

Merry and Bright Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 1
  • Good for: contains alcohol, beverages, parties, gluten-free, vegan
  • Difficulty: easy

This bourbon cocktail sweetened with luxardo maraschino cherry syrup is the perfect drink to serve up this holiday season. Caviar lime pearls provide a burst of tart flavor to compliment the sweetness of the drink. While you can use other brands of maraschino cherries, just know the color and flavor will be different. We highly recommend splurging on the richness of the luxardo maraschino cherries!


  • 4 luxardo maraschino cherries
  • 1 teaspoon caviar lime pearls
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce luxardo maraschino cherry syrup


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Shot glass or jigger
  • Serving glass
  • Measuring spoons
  • Stir spoon

Recipe Steps:

Prepare the fruit:

  1. Place two luxardo maraschino cherries and the caviar lime pearls at the bottom of a glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Pour the bourbon, lime juice and luxardo maraschino cherry syrup on top.
  4. Stir to blend it all together and garnish with more cherries and a slice of caviar lime.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve these cocktails before dinner with your favorite holiday appetizers before sitting down for the main meal. You’ll be serving up some serious cheer with these drinks. The caramel notes of the bourbon blend beautifully with the sweet cherries. 

If your guests have never had caviar limes before, they’ll be in for a fun surprise! Slice a caviar lime in half to float on top of the drink and see if your guests can guess what those little pearls are floating at the top! 

Enjoy these merry and bright cocktails with good company this holiday season - cheers!

Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 230
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Total Sugars: 18g - Includes 9g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Potassium: 20mg

Don’t forget to show us how you’re making your merry and bright cocktails on Instagram @FruitStandcom! Nothing makes us happier than when we see you enjoying your fruit. Each time you share your FruitStand experience, you’re supporting small farmers and helping other fruit geeks discover rare and delicious produce sustainably. Try even more caviar lime recipes from your FruitStand fam on our blog!

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