I must admit, I’m not the biggest drinker. You know those under aged college girls who take a shot or two of cheap vodka and are falling all over the place? Well, that’s the relationship I have with alcohol now. Pathetic, I know…..BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a great cocktail or even better, a nice cold beer! When it’s annoyingly hot out like its been lately I love being able to sit by the pool, sip on a refreshing cocktail, and not move for several hours….enter Sweet Cherry Gin and Tonic. I love this drink and it’s not too sugary sweet, I really hate that. You can use any kind of gin, but I prefer using “Tanqueray Rangpur” for this drink because of the great lime flavor infused into the gin which goes really well with the cherries! Here’s a tip: make pitchers of this drink at a time. Trust me :)
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Sweet Cherry Gin & Tonic
cherry-lime simple syrup
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet cherry juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups gin “Tanqueray Rangpur” is my favorite for this
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 8 cups tonic water
- fresh lime wedges
- Place the cherry juice, lime juice and sugar into a small sauce pan and simmer until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- In a pitcher stir together the cherry-lime syrup, gin, and lime juice.
- When ready to serve fill glasses with ice and pour ¼ cup of the gin mixture into each glass.
- Fill the glasses with tonic water, stir and serve with lime wedges.
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Looks so refreshing, this cocktail will be handy in the spanish hot summers, thanks for sharing!
Guau!! Beautiful presentation!! I will try to follow your steps and drink a cherry gin tonic tonight!!
This is gorgeous!
I think you described me perfectly in your write up. Ha ha
I shall make this very soon,
This is a great cocktail! I made a large amount of the cherry lime simple syrup and our guests used it with gin, vodka, champagne, and sparkling water. It tasted amazing with all of the combinations. Perfect for summer parties.
This drink is one of my favorites! I have made it 3 times now, and it works well to transfer to a big pitcher for large groups :) Thanks for the recipe!!
That is such an amazing idea! I love gin and will DEFINITELY make this ASAP. It’s not hot here but I am sure that isn’t a definite requirement. :D
Thanks for the recipe!
Elodie from Framing Plates
Beautiful! Love the colours.
These are really pretty colors, and I might just have to make this cocktail for Christmas. The red and green are just so vibrant, I love it!
Wow – what stunning photos and this cocktail looks amazing!
What lovely pictures. Must try it!
The ombre effect is so cute! Love the vanishing reddish color…Refreshing! Bring out your chic cocktail dresses…
i did this with blueberries, making a bit of a compote instead of a straight-up syrup and adding a sprig of mint. it was so very good.
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Just wondering…can I just buy sweet cherry juice from the regular grocery store?
Hi Kristi! Yes, you can (almost always) find it at regular grocery stores (Albertsons, Ralphs, Jewel, Pick n Save etc. depending on your location).
Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
This has to be the prettiest drink ever made. I lovez it.
Teri Lyn Fisher
SFB lovez you.