Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz

Servings

Ready In:

20 minutes

Prep time:

20 minutes

Chill time:

N/A

Introduction

About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

This fruity and refreshing beverage isn’t overly sweet thanks to the natural tartness of the cherries and fresh lime juice.

Using a touch of honey adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the more tart flavors, while fresh mint adds a bright note to bring it all together.

Cheers!

Ingredients

  • 2 C. dark cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 C. water
  • ¼ C. fresh lime juice
  • 1 C. fresh mint leaves, washed, patted dry, and torn

  •  2 C. sparkling water or club soda

Optional, Adults-Only Version:

Add 1 oz. gin per serving.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Combine dark cherries, honey, and water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat.

Cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is warmed through and bubbly and the cherries release their juices.

Step 2

Remove from heat and transfer the dark cherry mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour into a pitcher and let cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Add lime juice and mint leaves and stir to combine.

Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Step 4

To serve, fill four serving glasses with ice and add ¼ cup dark cherry mixture, ½ cup club soda, and one ounce gin, if using, to each glass.

Stir gently to combine and serve immediately.

Godere!