The cousin of the more popular sweet Bing or Rainer cherries, these tart, almost transparent cherries make great desserts, preserves, and of course, cocktails. This cocktail is a perfect way to use any leftover cherries after making a pie or other tasty treat since it only requires a few of them.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
5 sour cherries, pitted, plus 2 more for garnish
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note)
1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 to 2 ounces seltzer
In the bottom of a highball glass, lightly muddle sour cherries, simple syrup and lemon juice until cherries are gently smashed, not pureed.
Fill the glass with ice, add gin and stir for a few seconds until everything has combined. Top with seltzer, garnish with cherries, and serve.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 11mg||55%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|