MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm! This recipe from Country Living magazine is over-the-top yummy, and it could easily be a non-alcoholic cocktail as there is only 2 oz. of gin in it. It will be on my Memorial Day menu along with marinated-tofu-and-pepper kebabs, grilled asparagus, and cherry pie. Thank you, Country Living!
6 fresh sour or Bing cherries, pitted
1/2 t. sugar
juice of 1/2 fresh lime
2 oz. gin (optional)
ginger ale to fill glass
lime wedge (for garnish)
In a cocktail shaker, combine the pitted cherries and the sugar. Muddle with a pestle until cheries release their juice. Add juice of 1/2 fresh lime and, if using, 2 oz. gin. Add 2 cubes of ice to the shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass with ice. Tope cherry mixture with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wedge.