June 25, 2009

Sour Cherry Limonade Cocktail

Last week, Annie (aka The Cheesemonger's Wife) twittered about having great cocktail recipes, including one made with sour cherries. Since I'm always looking for new things to do with cherries (Jerad's parents have a tree in their front yard), I asked Annie to please pass along her recipes, which she posted this week.

I played around with the sour cherry cocktail a bit. Here's my version:

Sour Cherry Limonade Cocktail
  • Using a shot glass to measure, combine 3 parts sour cherries with 1 teaspoon of sugar & the juice of one lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the cherries are mushy & juicy.
  • Add three parts vodka, a splash of Cointreau, and a few ice cubes. Shake.
  • Strain the mixture into two martini glasses, filling about 3/4 of the way full. (I placed a small strainer over each glass to ensure that no bits of cherries were left floating around.)
  • Top off each glass with some sparkling French limonade. (If you don't have this, get some! Or just use a sweeter sparkling wine.)


Karen said...

Oooh, I've seen the Limonade at EarthFare. I'm going to try it!

KELLY said...

You should try it! It's so good!

Jann said...

Need to add this one along with my rhubarb cockctail!

The Duo Dishes said...

We are big on cocktails and always want to find something new. Save!