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Something for the weekend: cherry sours gin fizz

on February 8, 2012

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This is a bit random to be honest. But we were given some cherries in brandy for Christmas and I thought I’d make a cocktail out of them. And it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. It’s a sort of version of a martini or a margarita, except with gin. And cherries of course. But very tasty, not too sweet, and very morish.

I’ve no idea about the calories, but really, if you’re going to make cocktails, neither should you. The good thing about this is it doesn’t involve any extra sugar.

You will need some alcohol infused cherries – of your own making or bought. Doesn’t really matter. You could even use fresh and just add extra gin. And a cocktail shaker – or in my case – as thermos flask! A small one – not a large one that you’d keep hot water in! And some martini glasses – or again, in my case, champagne glasses! Or anything really. Smallish glass in any case.

Cherry sours gin fizz

Serves 3-4

  • 2 shots gin (Not sure how big my shot glass was – I’d go with 35 mls)
  • 1 shot cointreau
  • 1 shot lime juice
  • 10 cherries plus juice from the cherries (about 1 shot of juice)
  • ice (about 5 cubes)
  • tonic water to top up
  1. Put the gin, cointreau, lime juice, cherries and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake well.
  2. Strain into glasses (this is where the thermos flask really comes into its own!) and top up with chilled tonic water.
  3. Add a couple of cherries to each glass (or a fresh one on a stalk on the top) and serve!
  4. Enjoy the fruity morishness!
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