Monday, July 20, 2009
my new favorite summer cocktail
two parts cherry lemonade (recipe to follow)
one parts hendricks gin
one parts lemon/lime seltzer
- makes 2 quarts of lemonade -
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
6 cups cold water
1/2 pound cherries, pitted and halved
1. Bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small pan. Once boiling, turn off heat, and stir in sugar until dissolved.
2. Combine sugar mixture, lemon juice, and 6 cups cold water in a pitcher. Add cherries and let sit in refrigerator for a few hours, until chilled.
3. Stir and serve, scooping a few cherries into your drink after you pour.