Cherry Gin Rickey

Cherry Gin Rickey

Our drink of the summer - perfectly tart, gently sweet, and deliciously refreshing.
Golden Hour Marg Reading Cherry Gin Rickey 2 minutes

This is our drink of the summer - perfectly tart, gently sweet, and deliciously refreshing. The recipe calls for a homemade cherry syrup that's easy to whip up. The Cherry Gin Rickey is great for batching and hosting near the grill or poolside. 

*MAKES 4 SERVINGS*

INGREDIENTS:

SIMPLE SYRUP: 

  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 cup water 

CHERRY SYRUP:

  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted 

COCKTAIL:

  • 1 cup cherry syrup 
  • 1 cup Monday Gin
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 
  • ice 
  • soda water 
  • 4 lime wheels for garnish 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Make your simple syrup - mix the sugar and water in a small sauce pan over medium high heat, whisking the mixture consistently until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool. 
  • Make your cherry syrup - take 1 cup of fresh pitted cherries with 1/4 cup of your simple syrup and pour them into a blender. Blend on high until you get a smooth consistency. Strain the syrup through a cheesecloth lined strainer.
  • Mix up the Cherry Gin Rickey - combine cherry syrup, 1 cup gin, and 1/2 cup lime juice. Stir thoroughly. 
  • Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice and top with soda water 
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and a fresh cherry 

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