I am still playing with the cherry simple syrup I made earlier this month. I decided to see what I could do with it and some homemade limoncello. The two together were too sweet so I decided to put them together with some citrus vodka and I started to have something. My creation was both sweet and sour, but it needed a little something more. Enter a dash of bitters.

I named this week's cocktail a Cherry Sweet and Sour Fizz. The sweet is from the limoncello and the cherry simple syrup. The sour is from the limoncello and fresh squeezed lime. The fizz is from a little club soda.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1 serving

Cherry Sweet and Sour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz citrus vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz limoncello
  • 1 1/4 oz cherry simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Lemon club soda
  • Lemon or lime wedges for garnish

Directions

  1. Add the vodka, limoncello, simple syrup, and lime juice into a shaker. Add ice.
  2. Shake until chilled.
  3. Pour into a tall glass filled halfway with ice.
  4. Add bitters and club soda to top. Stir gently.
  5. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge, if desired.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.