Cherry Gin and Tonic

Cherry gin and tonic with lime

 

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 drinks (serves 2)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
375 Calories
1g Fat
78g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 drinks (serves 2)
Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Protein 5g
Calcium 71mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Nothing is more refreshing than a classic gin and tonic when the weather turns hot, and cherries just happen to be in season at the same time. Why not combine two summer classics? Something about the sweetness of the muddled cherries and the bitter tang of the tonic works together perfectly. This drink is perfect for any summer cocktail hour.

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice (or to taste)
  • Tonic water​ to taste
  • Sliced lime (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Pit cherries and put them in a cocktail shaker or large glass. Use a muddler or large wooden spoon to muddle or gently crush them.

  2. Add the gin and lime juice, cover, and shake vigorously for a minute.

  3. Fill two glasses with ice and strain the cherry-gin mixture in equal measures over the ice.

  4. Add tonic to fill the glass or to taste and garnish with a lime.