happy hour: cherry mash up

July 2nd, 2010

Yahooo! It’s Friday again, and even better, its Friday before a long weekend. That’s certainly a time to celebrate. And then of course there’s the Fourth of July if you’re here in the good old US of A. I whipped up a little beverage with things I had at hand, rye, ginger ale and sour cherries. To be honest, the cherries didn’t add a whole lot of flavor, but you do get rewarded with drunken cherries once you’ve finished the drink. Still delicious in my book.

Cheers! Have a great weekend!

cherry mash up
makes 1 drink

3 sour cherries
1/2 ounce ginger ale (preferably very gingery like Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost)
2 oz Bourbon or Rye

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker combine the cherries and ginger ale and mash together.
Add the Rye and an ice cube and give it a good shake.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Comments: 2 Total

  1. Kari

    July 7, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    This drink looks delicious! Some friends and I are planning on having a ladies night next week; I wanted to make sangria, but might make this instead. Would dark rum be a good substitute for the rye? (not many liquors on hand + not a lot of $$ to spend on booze = substitutions when possible)

  2. Kelly

    July 8, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Kari- I think dark rum would be delicious!

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