sour cherry cooler

June 22nd, 2012

As I mentioned in my sour cherry hand pie post, sour cherry season is in full swing in NYC. Of course they’re delicious in desserts, but don’t forget about cocktails too! Simply muddled with a hint of simple syrup and lime, then topped off with vodka and seltzer, this sour cherry cooler is breeze to make. It’s light and refreshing, with a lovely sour cherry bite lingering in each sip. Plus you get a bonus of cherries at the bottom of the glass when you’re done. With weather like this (99°, seriously NYC?) you’re going to want to cool down with one of these, trust me.

If you’re in NYC , I’d love to see you at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend!

Cheers! To cooling down, craft fairs and cocktails!

sour cherry cooler

makes 1 cocktail

5 sour cherries, pitted
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1-2 ounces seltzer
1. In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the cherries, simple syrup and lime juice.

2. Fill the shaker with ice and add the vodka. Shake the cocktail for about 10 seconds.

3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with the seltzer. Enjoy!



Comments: 2 Total

  1. Karina

    June 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Love this. I have cherries in the fridge, but truthfully, they’re a little too tart for me. This is the perfect alternative so I won’t have to toss them. Trying it tonight for a small get together!

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    June 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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