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The Big Red K.O.

Updated on August 21, 2014

How hard did this kick your butt?

5 stars from 1 rating of The Big Red K.O.

You probably shouldn't be drinking this much... it had been a bad day.

I don't really measure this when I make it, I guess it depends on what kind of red wine you're using and how you want it to taste.

Chambord, if you've never had it before is a cloyingly sweet raspberry liqueur that you use to flavor champagne. I drink it straight because I don't give a crap.

Tart cherry juice is tart, not sweet, and it's not very nice to drink straight. Though it stimulates melatonin production (The sleep chemical) so sometimes I drink it straight anyway. Why? Because I get in and one in the morning and I don't give a crap.

I don't drink red wine very often, mainly because I'm a lightweight. But when I do... whew, adding it to this cocktail makes me slip into a coma. And right now... yup, you guessed it...

I don't give a crap.

This is the brand I use because it's the cheapest. Do not get black cherry or sweet cherry juice, it must be tart.
This is the brand I use because it's the cheapest. Do not get black cherry or sweet cherry juice, it must be tart.

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Ready in: 3 min
Yields: 1 glass; double if needed, but you probably won't.


  • 2 oz Red Wine
  • 2 oz Chambord
  • 3-4 oz Tart Cherry Juice
  1. I put the wine in first and the liqueur second, then the juice. Doing it that way is an old habit from bartending school that never quite died.
  2. Once everything is in the glass, give it a quick stir. It's ready to drink, and you should be seeing stars within 10 minutes. I recommend you already be ready for bed by the time this hits your lips. Don't say I didn't warn you.

If for some reason this doesn't do the trick, you can always use my emergency back-up plan!

LOL Sweet dreams.


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    • Deanne Victor profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Bronx, New York

      As a long-term polyphasic insomniac, I can tell you that necessity is the mother of invention. This stuff hits you worse than vicodin, so if you're a decent sleeper you aren't missing much. Though I happen to know a lot of people who suffer from sleep disorders, so I figured this would come in handy for somebody. Thanks for the comment and glad it got you to smile!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Too funny! That's a first here at HP, a recipe with booze for knocking yourself out. LOL This made my day. Unfortunately, I'm an alcoholic, and I know all about these kinds of recipes. :)


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