La La Lola

La La Lola
La La Lola
This riff on a cherry cola uses cola ice cubes to keep the flavor robust.Todd Coleman

Jill Schulster of Manhattan's Joe-Doe restaurant created this riff on a cherry cola, which uses cola ice cubes to keep the flavor robust. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion.

La La Lola
Jill Schulster of Manhattan's Joe-Doe restaurant created this riff on a cherry cola, which uses cola ice cubes to keep the flavor robust.
Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherries, pitted
  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 3 cups cola
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine cherries, 1 oz. rye, and 1 cup cola in a bowl; cover and chill. Let remaining cola flatten, then freeze in ice cube trays.
  2. Place 5 cherries and 1 tsp. rye-cola mixture in a double rocks glass; muddle cherries. Mix remaining whiskey and juice in a shaker with ice; shake to chill. Strain into glass with cherries; add 4 or 5 cola ice cubes.