Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: n/a
2 c. dark cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
2 T. maple syrup
1 c. water
¼ c. fresh lime juice
1 c. fresh mint leaves, washed, patted dry, and torn
2 c. club soda
Add 1 oz. gin per serving
Combine dark cherries, maple syrup, and water in a
small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5
minutes or until the mixture is warmed through and bubbly and the cherries release
Remove from heat and transfer the dark cherry mixture to
a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a pitcher and let
cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
Add lime juice and mint leaves and stir to combine.
Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
4. To serve, fill four serving glasses with ice and add ¼ cup dark cherry mixture, ½ cup club soda, and one ounce gin, if using, to each glass. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!