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Simply Sparkling Cherry Vodka Cocktail
Summertime and the living’s easy…and the cocktails are light and refreshing. Summers are made for fun in the sun, a little relaxing, and enjoying a good cocktail. You all know I love a good glass of wine, and while I love an ice cold Rose or Sauvignon Blanc on a hot day, sometimes a cool cocktail just sounds ultra refreshing. That’s why I have been making more cocktails lately. And with our upcoming road trip to the Cherry Capitol (Traverse City, MI) for our annual camping trip, I was inspired by my love of cherries…and cocktails 😉
For my Simply Sparkling Cherry Vodka Cocktail you will need:
Sparkling water – I enjoy the lime or lemon variety, but feel free to experiment
Cherries – I recommend fresh or frozen (not jarred)
You may actually have all the ingredients for this simple vodka right now! I mean, cherries are in season, so now is the perfect time to have some in your refrigerator, go ahead and look…I’ll be here when you get back 😉
Alright, let’s make your cocktail so you can get back to dipping your toes in the pool or relaxing in the sun. Vitamin D (and Vitamin Sea) are good for us.
Here’s how to make my Sparkling Cherry Vodka Cocktail, be sure to print it and pin it so that you can make it again and again. And don’t forget to serve ’em to your friends!
Sparkling Cherry Vodka Cocktail
- 3-4 fresh or frozen cherries washed
- 2 oz vodka
- 4 oz sparkling water I prefer the lime or lemon variety in this cocktail
- 1-2 lemon slices
- Fresh Mint
- In a glass of choice add ice and vodka.
- Gently muddle cherries in a small bowl.
- Add cherries to glass.
- Pour in sparkling water.
- Squeeze in juice of one lemon slice.
- Gently rub the fresh mint in your hands (this will release the natural oils and give you that fresh flavor in your cocktail) and add to your glass.
- Gently stir if desired.
- Garnish with slice of lemon if desired.
- Enjoy! Responsibily.
I hope you enjoy this Simply Sparkling Cherry Vodka Cocktail as much as I do!
What type of cherries should you use?
Any you have on hand! I personally enjoy tart cherries, but using your favorite cherry to lead to this being your favorite cherry cocktail.
Can you substitute cherries for another fruit?
Sure can! Feel free to get creative if you would like. Peaches, blackberries, and raspberries would all be delicious too.
Can you use something other than sparkling water?
Of course! I usually grab for sparkling water because it’s less calories (and zero WW points) but if you don’t like sparkling water, give tonic water or a lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7-Up) a try.
What does “muddle” mean?
Using a spoon or fork, gently squish the fruit, just enough for some of the natural juices to start releasing.
What is one of your favorite summer cocktails?
Be sure to try my famous (and yes, I mean famous!) Call Me A Cab Lemonade Wine Cocktail if you are looking for another incredible vodka cocktail to add to your summer gatherings.