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Cherry Gin Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Sour-Cherry Gin Slings

A year ago I saw this cocktail in Food & Wine. I wasn't much of a gin drinker, but thought it would be delicious with vodka. I printed the recipe and like many recipes, it was forgotten, left untouched in a stack of recipes I once considered making. Recently, I developed a newfound love for gin and all of a sudden, I couldn't stop thinking about the sour-cherry gin slings.

When a friend asked me to make a specialty cocktail for a party, I jumped at the chance to experiment with gin and cherries. I used New Amsterdam gin and bing cherries, though any variety of spirit and fruit is suitable. The resulting concoction is delicious — it's tart, sweet, and refreshing; easy to drink but potent. If you're not a gin fan, don't worry, it's actually divine in this drink. Get the recipe.

Sour-Cherry Gin Slings

Sour-Cherry Gin Slings

Cherry Gin Cocktail Recipe 2009-08-07 00:10:42

Ingredients

  1. Sour-Cherry Syrup
  2. 1 pound sour cherries, stemmed
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 cup water
  5. Strips of zest from 1/2 lemon
  6. Strips of zest from 1/2 orange
  7. Gin Sling
  8. 2 cups gin
  9. 2/3 cup Cointreau
  10. 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  11. 2 1/4 cups sour-cherry syrup
  12. Angostura bitters
  13. Ice
  14. Sparkling water
  15. Lime wheels and fresh cherries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Make the sour-cherry syrup: In a large saucepan, combine the cherries with the sugar, water and citrus zests and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes.
  3. Pass the mixture through a fine strainer, pressing on the solids; you should have 2 1/2 cups. Let cool.
  4. Make the gin slings: In a pitcher, combine the gin with the Cointreau, lime juice, sour-cherry syrup and a few dashes of bitters and stir well.
  5. Pour into ice-filled glasses and top each drink with sparkling water. Garnish with the lime wheels and fresh cherries and serve.

Makes 12 drinks.


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AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I agree I'm not a gin lover, but I could be. Yes, I will try this.
luckykarma luckykarma 7 years
I am so going to try this when I have my housewarming :)
LoveButtons LoveButtons 7 years
Sounds and looks dellliiccioouuuss!!! <3
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