Hello summer! You are here, and I'm very happy about it. I'm also hot and in desperate need of a cool and refreshing afternoon cocktail (or mocktail). Cherries are in season and the inspiration for this drink. The other inspiration is my recent learning bout Tart Cherry Juice! Now I'm not much of a juice advocate, and never buy it. But this stuff is chock full of antioxidants and can help aid sleep when consumed 1-2 hours before bed. So I decided to buy it for a nice treat. The cocktail is delicious with gin or vodka and may be interesting with tequila. However, the booze is not necessary and this is a very tasty on its own.
4 oz organic tart cherry juice (no additives)
Juice of ½ lime
2 oz gin
12 oz soda water
Fill glass with ice then add cherry juice, lime juice, gin (optional). Stir and top with soda water. Enjoy!