|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 drinks (serves 2)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 78g||28%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||38%|
|*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.|
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.
- 6 ripe sweet cherries
- 1/4 cup gin
- 2 teaspoons lime juice (or to taste)
- Tonic water to taste
- Sliced lime (optional)
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.
Add the gin and lime juice, cover, and shake vigorously for a minute.
Fill two glasses with ice and strain the cherry-gin mixture in equal measures over the ice.
Add tonic to fill the glass or to taste and garnish with a lime.