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!
Sweet Cherry Ginger Spiked Soda
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
fresh bing cherries
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.