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Charred Cherry Whiskey Lemonade


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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup charred cherries (see note), stemmed, pitted, and halved, plus additional cherries to garnish
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Club soda, to top, optional
  • Mint leaves, to garnish
  • Ice, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a cup, muddle the cherries with the simple syrup. Add ice and pour over the whiskey and lemon juice. Top with club soda, if desired. Garnish with mint and cherries and serve.
  2. Alternatively, you can multiply the ingredients and strain the cherry and simple syrup mixture into a pitcher. Add ice, whiskey, lemon juice, and club soda and serve.

Notes

To char the cherries, you can either cook them in a hot dry skillet or on a grill pan over medium-high heat until blackened in spots and slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.