It has recently come to my attention that there are people living on this great Earth who have never heard of my one true love, Cheerwine.
Cheerwine, my dear friends, is a soda created in 1917, in the middle of a sugar shortage, during World War I. And while I am an equal opportunity cherry-flavored soda drinker, no soda has ever matched the pure cherry flavor of Cheerwine.
Cheerwine, in my most humble opinion, is the number one, most versatile soda. For an authentic Southern experience you can pour Cheerwine (out of a glass bottle) over a glass of crushed ice.
But you can also pour it over vanilla ice cream for the best float you'll ever taste.
Or if you're feeling a little more ~saucy~ mix Cheerwine and Maker's Mark to create the "Poor MansHattan."
Literally nothing is better than a cold glass of Cheerwine paired with an Eastern North Carolina barbecue sandwich. I may or may not be drooling on my keyboard just thinking about it.
Just look at this cherry goodness, will you?
Moral of the story: Cheerwine is wonderful and we flawed humans have done nothing to deserve such an amazing soda.