Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
3 tablespoons sugar
1½ tablespoons water
1 cup pitted sour or sweet cherries, fresh or frozen (not thawed; see Tip)
⅓ cup fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish
2 cups seltzer water
½ cup gin
12 dashes bitters
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. (Alternatively, combine sugar and water in a small bowl; microwave, stirring once, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.)
Puree cherries and lime juice in a blender until mostly smooth. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sugar syrup (to taste), seltzer, gin and bitters; pulse to combine.
Fill 4 rocks glasses with ice and top with the cherry-lime rickey. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.
Tip: To pit fresh cherries, use a tool made for the job—a hand-held cherry pitter; it also works for olives! Or pry out the pit with the tip of a knife or vegetable peeler.
130 calories;0.0 g fat(0.0 g sat); 1.0 g fiber; 17.0 g carbohydrates; 0.0 g protein; 5.0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13.0 g sugars; 9.0 g added sugars; 507.0 IU vitamin A; 10.0 mg vitamin C; 9.0 mg calcium; 0.0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 92.0 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, ½ fruit, 1 ounce alcohol
Great alternative to sangria
Just made these with frozen sweet dark cherries and they're great. They'd be just as good without alcohol...(ok, maybe I'd miss the gin this Friday evening...) I think they'd be amazing with fresh sour cherries and a little more simple syrup.
Pros: easy, delicious on a cold or hot daay