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Author Notes: This is my go-to 4th of July cocktail. I can’t say I care much about this holiday for any reason except for no one makes a face as I open my first beer around noon and then spend the next eight hours talking passionately about watching fireworks. Which certainly isn’t bad! I’ll take any excuse to day drink. But in all seriousness, this has been an interesting year for being American, as it usually tends to be. Even just this summer the Supreme Court of the land of the free decided employers with religious objections have the right the deny contraception coverage under Obamacare. But vasectomies and Viagra are still covered, of course. So that’s fun. I’ve decided I will just be grateful I don’t work for a business that feels they have the right to decide what I do or do not put in my body. And obviously eat a lot of dessert because dessert cures everything (read: makes bad things seem less bad for like 20 minutes). Hey, I’ll take it. —Rebecca Firkser
Makes 1 cocktail
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 1/2-2 shots gin
- splashes pomegranate juice
- 1 shot fresh lime juice
- 1/2 shot simple syrup (optional)
- 2 handfuls blueberries
- Combine all ingredients except the blueberries in a blender and blend until smooth. Add a handful of ice cubes if it’s not thick enough for your liking or more juice if it’s too thick. Place one handful of blueberries in the bottom of a tall glass. Pour in the cocktail, then top with the second handful of blueberries!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cocktail