I used to order cherry rickeys by the liter; the contents of a paper cup with a straw from a fast food chain in Utah called Arctic Circle. I didn't know of anywhere else to get them, but all I knew was that I was fond of the tang of sprite with a bunch of lime swirled with grenadine. I don't take them so sweet anymore, but I do like them malty, mapley, and fizzy. —Brenna
What You'll Need
Your choice gin, bourbon, or rye
Tart cherry juice
Good quality Maple Syrup
a lime, cut into wedges
Fill a tall pint glass with as much ice, crushed or cubed, as it will fit.
Pour spirit of choice, cherry juice, and maple over ice. Stir.
Slowly pour sparkling water over the juice mixture (make sure it doesn't get too foamy).
Squeeze in juice from the lime wedges, adding the shells to the glass as you go, then dash with bitters.