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Cherry Serrano Sparkler

Summer of 2014. Hot days, Mosquitos, Flooded basements. The joys of late June in the midwest. How fondly I remember the 80’s. Summer days were filled listening to Culture Club, Kenny Loggins and Prince. Tanning with baby oil. I’m not sure if my music tastes have improved but I am still the poster child for unsafe sun consumption.  I do wear sunscreen but as I slather my child with SPH50, I spritz a SPH4 on myself and  deeply inhale the fake coconut fumes.  Last week I was invited for a little R&R at a friends pool. Inviting me to your pool guarantees a fantastic cocktail. I was really excited by the cherry tequila I made this week. With Fourth of July on it’s way, I had to give it a patriotic name,

Cherry Serrano Sparkler

Recipe.

cherry serrano sparkler

2 shots of cherry tequila

1 can of diet 7 up

1 tsp of maraschino cherry juice.

3 slices of serrano pepper.

Combine in Tall glass with lots of ice. As the drink sits the peppers give you a bit of heat. At the end of this cocktail it is very spicy and you need to drink another.. You can triple the quantities to make a pitcher.

Sorry about the lack of photos. Had too much fun at the pool.

Happy July 4th!!!

 

 

Cherry Tequila

Ah Tequila,  We have drifted apart over the past 20 years. You use to be cute little shots on a raucous Friday evening. Now you are only used in Margaritas. A bottle will last me a year or two.  It is time to become reacquainted again. I was eating a bowl of fresh cherries last week and thought. hmmmm..

Cherry Tequila

1/2 cup of silver tequila

20  fresh cherries halved and pitted

2 tsp of sugar.

1 tsp of grated  fresh ginger.

Let sit for 3 days in the fridge.   Strain tequila into another cup muddle the cherries. Pour tequila back over the muddled cherries.

Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

 

 

cherry tequila strained
cherry tequila strained.