Cherry Almond Cream Cocktail

This delicious cherry almond cream cocktail tastes amazing with just 3 ingredients! It’s slightly sweet with a wonderful flavor combination of cherries and almonds. Serve it for brunch entertaining, cocktail hour, or as an after dinner dessert drink. 

two short glasses filled with creamy cocktails and garnished with cherries.

Creamy Cherry Almond Cocktail

What better way to welcome the weekend than with a tasty cocktail? And this combination of ingredients is so well balanced. It’s not too sweet and the creaminess from the half-and-half makes this a yummy starter cocktail or a great after dinner drink. It’s like milk for grownups!

In my early twenties I used to love these types of milky drinks. They just seemed so “adult” and indulgent. Although my taste has evolved, I still love a good creamy cocktail once in a while. This would be so nice to sip by the fire during the long cold winter months.

If you’re hosting a winter white party, then this drink should be on your menu. This is also a good option for brunch entertaining, or serve it with the ultimate bagel bar brunch!

Why You’ll Love It

  • Delicious. This cocktail is smooth and creamy with a balance of sweet cherry flavor and toasty almond.
  • Easy to prepare. There are only 3 simple ingredients in this creamy cocktail!
  • Beautiful. This color combination makes the drink perfect for Valentine’s Day and Christmas holiday celebrations.
drink ingredients on counter, with Amaretto, cherry brandy, ice and cream.


Half and Half. You could substitute regular milk or milk substitute if you don’t have half-and-half, however it will alter the creaminess. Either way I’m sure you’ll love it.

Cherry liqueur. I used cherry brandy which is great to have on hand. You can use it again when making a red sangria too. Other options are Luxardo cherry liqueur, DeKuyper cherry liqueur, or use regular brandy with a splash of maraschino cherry juice.

Amaretto. Gives the drink its distinct almond taste. I consider it a home bar staple because it’s great in so many drinks. If you want to substitute with Frangelico for a hazelnut flavor, that’s good too.

white creamy cocktail garnished with maraschino cherries.

Don’t forget to garnish with a a cherry! The red and white would look so pretty for Christmas or Valentines day, don’t’ you think?

More Creamy Cocktails

If you like creamy cocktails then you can also try these dessert drink recipes.

Add this enticing cherry almond cream cocktail to your list of party drink recipes for entertaining. The flavors are rich, sweet and delicious for brunch or after dinner cocktails. It’s also a wonderful boozy winter drink for holidays or any festive happy hour at home.

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short glasses filled with creamy cocktails and garnished with cherries.

Cherry Almond Cream Cocktail recipe

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This creamy cocktail with cherry liqueur and almond liqueur is delicious for entertaining. The flavors are rich and tasty for brunch or after dinner drinks. It's also a wonderful winter cocktail for happy hour.


  • 1 ounce Cherry Brandy
  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • 3 ½ ounces Half and Half
  • ice
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish


    1. Add liqueurs to a short glass filled with ice.
    2. Add half and half, and stir to mix.
    3. Garnish with maraschino cherries and enjoy!

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  1. Hi Chris! OMG, this looks SOOOOO good…can’t wait to try! Just curious, ever tried it with almond milk instead of half n half???