Blush Spritzer Recipe
Need a pretty little cocktail to share with someone you love this Valentine’s Day? I think this Blush Spritzer recipe should do the trick.
This cocktail is a spin on a gin and tonic, with a little romance thrown in.
The color (and romance) comes from muddling a few maraschino cherries with lime juice, mint, and a splash of the maraschino liquid. The cherries give a slight sweetness to the classic, tangy gin and tonic. I used artificial dye and high fructose corn syrup free, natural maraschinos in mine.
Make up a couple of these and celebrate this Valentine’s Day – or any special occasion – in style!
- 12 maraschino cherries use divided
- 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
- 2 limes
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves loosely packed, plus 2 mint sprigs
- 4 ounces gin
- 10 ounces tonic water
Muddle 8 cherries with the maraschino cherry juice, the lime juice and the mint in a cocktail shaker. Add the gin and shake. Fill 2 glasses with ice and add 1 maraschino cherry to each glass. Pour the gin mixture over the ice and fill with tonic water. Garnish each drink with a cherry and a sprig of mint.
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