A lot of cocktails come with a cherry garnish. It may look pretty, and gives you a little something to chew on, but the cherry really doesn’t lend the drink any of its flavor.
If that sweet cherry flavor is really what you crave, then try using cherry vodka in place of plain vodka in your favorite drink recipe. There are usually two kinds of cherry vodka available: Cherry and Black Cherry. You can buy them pre-infused or can create your own by simply adding pitted cherries to your favorite vodka brand and letting the mixture steep until you achieve the perfect flavor.