We've added a little red, white and blue to the classic gin fizz to create a summer cocktail that's perfect for Fourth of July celebrations or any other summer party. Sour cherries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants shown to reduce muscle soreness after workouts, and melatonin, which can help you sleep better. If you can't find them fresh, use frozen. Skip jarred or canned cherries to avoid added sugar.

Devon O'Brien
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Muddle cherries and sugar in a cocktail shaker or mason jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add gin, cherry juice, lemon juice, egg white and ice; cover and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into 2 glasses filled with ice. Top each with 2 tablespoons club soda.

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  • Spoon some of the cherries from the shaker into the glasses. Skewer blueberries, if using, onto 2 toothpicks to garnish the drinks.

Nutrition Facts

133.8 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 5.4g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 249IU 5% DV; vitamin c 4.9mg 8% DV; folate 3.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 6mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 4mg 1% DV; potassium 94.7mg 3% DV; sodium 39.7mg 2% DV; added sugar 2g.