Summer is here! It's here, it's finally here! We wait all year for cherry season and to get organic cherries...well, that is a treat all it's own! The kids and I were making yummy cherry-lemonades - a fun drink that the kids can squeeze, stir and pour all themselves. When they took their drinks outside, I found, if you just add a little bit of rum...you've got a whole other experience! Happy summer to me!
Fresh cherries - juiced (organic, if available) - 6 oz
Lemon - juice from 2 large lemons & extra slices for garnish
Simple syrup - 2 oz
Carbonated Water - like Perrier -8 oz
Ice - Crushed or Cubed
Vodka - we like Reyka Islandic Small Batch Vodka
Simple syrup is just equal parts of sugar and water. Bring the mixture to almost a boil where the sugar melts. Cool and keep extra in the fridge. Use for any cocktails or drinks.
In small pitcher add-in cherry juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and stir.
Add-in carbonated water and stir gently
Taste and add more simple syrup, if needed.
Pour into serving glasses with ice.
For the boozy part - Add-in one shot of vodka per glass - stir gently
Top with halved cherries and lemon wedge.
Top with extra cherries and lemon wedge!
Organic Cherries is a short in season, but one of our most favorites!
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