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It’s cherry time! Yay! This is the part of the year where I stupidly wear white shirts and eat cherries and stain all my clothes. This is also the part of year where I pit cherries and juice spatters everywhere and it stains my walls. Fun. I need to figure out how to deal with cherries like a lady. I also need an apron. So there’s that. Aside from the go to cherry pies, or hand pies, or sauces, making drinks with cherries always escapes me. So I was pretty excited when we decided to make a drink with cherries. It’s perfect if you’re like me and over buy at the store and need to figure out delicious ways to use what you bought. AND it has St. Germain, one of my favorite things to add to drinks ever! I know you’re all probably buying up cherries like nobody’s business so lets cheers together with this yummy pink drink!
♥ Teri

Sweet Cherry Ginger Spiked Soda
Serves 8

Ingredients:
1/2 lb. fresh bing cherries, pitted
1 lime, juiced
12 ounces vodka
6 ounces St. Germain (Elderflower Liqueur)
6 ounces Domaine de Canton (ginger liqueur)
24 ounces cold ginger beer
ice
garnish:
fresh bing cherries

Directions:
1. Place cherries and lime juice into a food processor and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.
2. In two separate batches, pour cherry-lime juice into a cocktail shaker and add vodka and both liqueurs. Shake for 1 minute.
3. Divide into glasses and top off with ginger beer. Finish each drink with a fresh cherry. Serve.

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  1. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds awesome! I love cherries AND ginger. Win!

    When I pit cherries, I put a towel over my hands-sometimes that helps with the splatter. Of course, my towel is white, so maybe I’m not one to take advice from….

  2. Bridget @ Champagne Frosting Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow!! This sounds amazingly yummy and refreshing! I will have to try it! :)

  3. Kelsey Not Specified Not Specified

    What a great drink! This is so summery. The only problem I see is that I might want to sip on it all day long. Good thing it’s summer vacation!

  4. Amy Powell Not Specified Not Specified

    I seriously just bought cherries & St. Germain this week, and was trying to think up a fun drink for this weekend. Never thought of putting them together.

    Awesome.

  5. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds like such an amazing summer drink! Nothing like an excuse to buy more cherries, too. :)

  6. amy @ southern sweets and eats Not Specified Not Specified

    Sounds delicious! I have been tring to pick something to make with all the beautiful cherries I have been seeing the last couple of weeks.

  7. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m going on a market tomorrow to buy cherries, such a nice coincidence. I’ll buy more (I want to make a cherry pie) and make this soda as well.

  8. Daytona @ Outside Oslo Not Specified Not Specified

    How refreshing! The sun is shining right now and I’m about to head outside to relax. One of these would be the perfect refreshing beverage. Too bad I don’t have the ingredients on hand!

  9. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the flavor combo of this soda. This looks so delish!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I recently made homemade Ginger Ale and what you did with this – oh wow, I need to make this! The cherries, the St. Germain, oh I would love a big glass :)

  11. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh wow! I mean come on! This is amazing! Beautiful and delicious!

  12. Tahny Not Specified Not Specified

    This is beautiful! I can eat cherries until I’m sick! Love them!

  13. Tahny Not Specified Not Specified

    What kind of cherry pitter do u use?

  14. marla Not Specified Not Specified

    So beautiful! Gotta love those summer cherries :)

  15. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh. My. Gawd. Yes.

  16. Lucy Loves To Cook Not Specified Not Specified

    Love this idea, the flavours sound like they’d be lovely together. I really need to experiment with my drinks more!

  17. Brittany Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooooh this is so many things that I love!! Time for a trip to Bevmo! :)

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  19. Morgan Not Specified Not Specified

    How long do you think the cherry-lime juice would last in the fridge? Hoping to be able to have more of these throughout the week! :)

  20. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks heavenly!

  21. kulsum@journeykitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    love this drink. So summery – and that second shot xo

  22. johndavid Not Specified Not Specified

    What’s a good substitute to Saint-Germain?

    Irony has it that despite being a french product it’s near impossible to find … in France … well online, but I’m not sure I want to put 50 bucks into something I’ve never tasted before.

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  27. Ringo Huff Not Specified Not Specified

    This sweet cherry ginger spiked soda is as refreshing as its name. Indeed a wonderful summer treat. I can try to make this but Im afraid I wont stop drinking. Thanks for Sharing this fusion on fresh ingredients.

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