Drink Recipes Description

Sour cherry season is sadly short, so you’ll want to pack in all the cherries you can handle: in pies, in tarts, in jam, sorbet, and cake. But put this easy cocktail on your list, too: it’s a wonderful sweet-tart mix of piquant cherries and lemon, rounded out with the botanicals from the gin.


  • 5 sour cherries, pitted, plus 2 more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1 to 2 ounces seltzer


  1. In the bottom of a highball glass, lightly muddle sour cherries, simple syrup and lemon juice until cherries are gently smashed, not pureed.

  2. Fill the glass with ice, add gin and stir for a few seconds until everything has combined. Top with seltzer, garnish with cherries, and serve.