Blush Spritzer Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on February 13, 2014

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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!

Blush Spritzer Recipe


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 – 12 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.


This Blush Spritzer recipe makes 2 cocktails.

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