Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz

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Nothing beats a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.  What I love about this dark cherry and mint fizz recipe is it is great with or without alcohol making it a family-friendly beverage.

The honey takes the tart out of the cherries but if you don’t have any on hand I’ve used agave or even maple syrup.  I hope you like this quick, easy and tasty beverage as much as we do.

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz Recipe

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz Recipe

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz Ingredients:

  • 2 c. dark cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 c. water
  • ¼ c. fresh lime juice
  • 1 c. fresh mint leaves, washed, patted dry, and torn
  • 2 c. club soda
  • 1 oz. gin per serving, for an adult version

A useful tip or two (I've included affiliate links to the products I use at home):

  • I like to use my SodaStream instead of purchasing club soda, I carbonate the water and use it right out of the bottle.  This cuts down on calories and I don’t need to worry about purchasing club soda.
  • Skip the blender or processor and use an immersion blender in the saucepan, fewer dishes makes everyone happy!

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz Directions:

  1. Combine dark cherries, honey, and water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is warmed through and bubbly and the cherries release their juices.
  2. Remove from heat and transfer the dark cherry mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a pitcher and let cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add lime juice and mint leaves and stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. To serve, fill four serving glasses with ice and add ¼ cup dark cherry mixture, ½ cup club soda, and one-ounce gin, if using, to each glass. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

This fruity and refreshing beverage isn’t overly sweet thanks to the natural tartness of the cherries and fresh lime juice. A touch of honey adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the more tart flavors, while fresh mint adds a bright note to bring it all together.

I hope you enjoy this dark cherry and mint fizz as much as we do.

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz Refreshing Beverage Recipe

Dark Cherry and Mint Fizz
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 c. dark cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 c. water
  • ¼ c. fresh lime juice
  • 1 c. fresh mint leaves, washed, patted dry, and torn
  • 2 c. club soda
  • 1 oz. gin per serving, for an adult version
Instructions
  1. Combine dark cherries, honey, and water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is warmed through and bubbly and the cherries release their juices.
  2. Remove from heat and transfer the dark cherry mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a pitcher and let cool at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add lime juice and mint leaves and stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. To serve, fill four serving glasses with ice and add ¼ cup dark cherry mixture, ½ cup club soda, and one ounce gin, if using, to each glass. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!
 

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