The Cherry Pop
Sometimes you have to deliver bad news. Other times you need to rip the band aid off. And sometimes you need to pop the cherry. Right, Bisket?
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/3 cup fresh cherry syrup
- 2 cups cold lime seltzer water
- crushed ice for serving
- lime wedges and fresh cherries for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups pitted fresh cherries
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
In a large pitcher, combine the lime juice, vodka, and cherry syrup. Stir well, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Before serving, pour in the cold seltzer water. Taste and, if desired, add in more simple syrup and seltzer. Pour the mixture over crushed ice and garnish with lime wedges, cherries, and fresh mint!
Place the cherries, water, and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until the cherries are soft and bursting, about 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully pour the mixture into a blender and place a towel on top of the lid in case any of the hot liquid escapes! Blend until the cherries are pureed, and the mixture is combined.