Cheerwine is not wine nor alcoholic. It is a cherry flavored regional soft drink originally sold only in North Carolina but now available through many southern grocery stores. I have found Cheerwine in grocery stores and Wal-Mart Superstores as far west as Louisiana and Eastern Texas but they make it hard to find. If you like cherries, definitely seek out this southern treat. Look for their red box with the slanted script Cheerwine logo.
2 parts Cheerwine 1 part unsweetened pineapple juice vodka or favorite liquor (optional)
The original recipe called for three 2-liter (67.6 ounces) bottles of Cheerwine and two 46 ounces cans of pineapple juice to serve about 40 people. This is a rough 2:1 ratio of Cheerwine to pineapple juice which makes it easy to scale up or down as needed.
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