Door County Cherry Sling

By Donna
October 19, 2014
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Author Notes: The Midwestern version of an old favorite, made with Door County cherry syrup*. Refreshing and light!Donna

Serves: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 lime, halved and juiced
  • 2 1/2 ounces Door County cherry syrup
  • 2 drops orange bitters
  • Soda water
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • Fresh or maraschino cherry, for garnish
  • 2 cups stemmed and pitted tart cherries (preferably Door County cherries)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  1. Add the gin, cointreau, lime juice, cherry syrup, and bitters to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds to blend.
  2. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with soda water and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. Sip, and enjoy!
  3. *To make the cherry syrup combine the cherries and granulated sugar in a heavy, medium saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves and the cherries give up their juice. Simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, smashing the cherries into the juices as they cook. Remove from the heat and strain into a container, pressing hard on the solids. Refrigerate until cold. The syrup will keep for a week, covered and refrigerated.

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