Gluten-Free Blush Spritzer

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!
Gluten-Free-Blush-Spritzer-Recipe

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Gluten-Free Blush Spritzer
Blush Spritzer Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Blush Spritzer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 132mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 24g
Vitamin A 10.2%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Cherries Gin Lime Maraschino Cherries Mint Valentine's Day
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