As the two NCAA Division 1 basketball teams with the highest winning percentages, the Universities of Kentucky and North Carolina have a storied rivalry. Having met 37 times, Carolina leads Kentucky 23-14. Between them, they have 13 NCAA championships.
However, this post is about another meeting of Carolina and Kentucky. It is about a meeting of two of their better known products – Cheerwine and bourbon. Cheerwine, for those that aren’t familiar with it, is a cherry-flavored soda that originated in Salisbury, North Carolina. It isn’t a cherry cola nor is it Dr. Pepper.
I used 1.5 oz of the Heaven Hill Green Label to 6 oz. of Cheerwine. If you want a stronger bourbon taste, cut down on the amount of Cheerwine.