Published December 18, 2020

How to make a Reindeer Nose Cocktail

By Marcy Dodson, adult engagement and program manager

This winter we continue to offer a mix of in-person and virtual adult programs. We’re happy to see you no matter how you would like to visit us!

Traditionally, our adult audiences enjoy Celebration Crossing with an after-hours event, full of dancing and holiday spirits. But until we can gather for a large party again we’d like to provide you the how-to on creating some holiday cheer at home.

Inspired by our new Reindeer Barn and the maraschino cherries in the recipe, we have dubbed this cocktail the Reindeer Nose!



  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon cherry juice
  • ½ tablespoon grenadine
  • 8 oz of Coca-Cola
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Ice



  1. Combine ice, bourbon, cherry juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker and shake.
  2. Pour into your glass and top with Coca-Cola.
  3. Add as many cherries as you want and voila – you have a Reindeer Nose cocktail!


Take it to the next level

  1. If you want to take your cocktail to the next level – soak your cherries in alcohol for several hours or overnight in your refrigerator. It’s recommended to use bourbon with a cocktail like this one.
  2. Be sure to double check your cherries don’t have any pits in them before you indulge!


We look forward to seeing you at one of our locations or in a virtual program.

Have a warm, safe and healthy holiday season!

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