Guess what?! I just created the most perfect summer cocktail, a sour cherry gin limeade. The only bad news is sour cherry season is short, so try to get your hands on as many as possible!
Sour Cherry Gin Limeade
The most perfect summer cocktail, a sour cherry gin limeade. The only bad news is sour cherry season is short, so try to get your hands on as many as possible!
- 1 1/2 cups cherries stems removed and pitted
- 1 tbsp turbinado sugar
- 4 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 3 fl. oz. gin
In bowl, mix your cherries and sugar. Let sit for 2 hours or in the refrigerator overnight.
Muddle your cherry and sugar mixture well. Try and get as much juice out as possible
Mix 6 tbsp of cherry juice, the water, lime juice, and gin together. Put ice in your 2 cocktail glasses. Pour the gin mixture over the ice, drop in 1-2 tbsp of the macerated cherry chunks, and add a slice of lime to serve.
You can substitute for regular cherries for these sour cherries, but know that your cocktail will end up on the sweeter side!
Where do you find them? Try the farmers market or a middle eastern grocery store.
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