Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Whiskey Wednesday: Cherry Lime Whiskey Fizz

Happy Wednesday guys!!!
Over a year ago, I started a fun new blog series - 
Whiskey Wednesday!!!

If you missed them, here are past posts:
Irish Mule
 Mint Julep
Bourbon & Sparkling Lemonade
Irish Redhead
Old Fashion
Jameson Coke Floats
Bourbon Cherry Coke
Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider
Hot Toddy
Whiskey Sour
Sage Brown Derby
Strawberry Whiskey Smash
Gold Rush
Blackberry Whiskey Punch
Kickin' Blood Orange Spritzer

Since starting the Whiskey Wednesday blog series,
I've kept my eye out for whiskey drink recipes that appeal to me.
While browsing online recently, I ran across this recipe.
It sounded delicious and I had to make it because cherries were in season!

Similar to last month's Whiskey Wednesday post,
this cocktail didn't turn out exactly like I'd planned,
but I was really happy with the way it did turn out.

 The Goods:
Fresh Cherries
Simple Syrup
Fresh Lime Juice
Cherry Sparkling Water
Fresh Mint Leaves

To a cocktail shaker, add 6 pitted and halved cherries and 1/2 ounce simple syrup, then muddle.
Next add 1 1/2 ounce whiskey*, juice from 1 lime, 2 to 3 fresh mint leaves and ice.
Shake for about 30 seconds and then pour into a glass about half filled with ice.

Top with cherry sparkling water, then garnish with fresh mint and a lime slice.

Step back and admire your cocktail making skills...

Then take a sip and enjoy!!!

*This cocktail can easily be made into a mocktail,
simply by omitting the whiskey for those that don't drink alcohol.
In fact, the photo above with two drinks has a mocktail on the right
 and just looking at the two you can't really tell a difference!

1 comment:

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