Give a classic gin and tonic cocktail some life with this recipe which makes it ideal for anything with a sweet-tooth. Why not add some of your favourite seasonal fruits to the mix – especially sour cherry which makes almost anything taste amazing! Don’t forget to add a splash of lime before serving.
1 cup sour cherries (or regular cherries), pitted
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
- Combine the cherries, sugar and water over a saucepan on medium heat. Mash the cherries with a wooden spoon until they are consistent, then cover and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Turn off the heat and bring the mixture down to room temperature by setting it aside.
- Once it’s cooled down, the mixture will thicken slightly. You’ll want to run it through a mesh sieve to remove any inconsistent bits.
- For each cocktail add 40ml of cherry syrup and 60ml of gin for each glass. Add a splash of lime juice, lots of ice and tonic water before serving.
Images and Recipe via PBS