Cherry Lime Spritzer Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on June 15, 2014

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Whenever my sisters and I went out to a nice restaurant with my parents, we always ordered Shirley Temples – it made us feel so special and turned dinner into a celebration.

I recently came up with a sort of updated version of the Shirley Temple – this Cherry Lime Spritzer.

The Shirley Temple was named after the famous child star known for her spunk as much as her ringlets. I wonder how many people today even know who she was.

I tried to think of a current day child star to name my own kiddie cocktail after but I am at a loss to come up with anyone sweet and innocent enough – any ideas?

Recipe Notes: I used Royal Harvest Pink Blush natural maraschinos in this drink, I love the pretty pink color and the fact that a portion of sales are donated to finding a cure for breast cancer but you can use any maraschino cherries you like. As far as the sugar goes, I like to use ¾ of a cup, if you prefer your drink more or less sweet, adjust accordingly. Make the base of the drink ahead and refrigerate until serving. At serving time, add the cold club soda.

Cheers!

Gluten-Free-Cherry-Lime-Spritzer Recipe

Cherry Lime Spritzer Recipe

Ingredients

¼ cup fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
¾ cup sugar (more or less to taste)
¾ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 6- 8 limes)
½ cup maraschino cherry juice
2 liters cold club soda

Garnishes:
8 maraschino cherries
8 lime slices
8 sprigs fresh mint

Directions

In a large pitcher, mash together the sliced mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, and maraschino cherry juice with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate until serving time.

Before serving, add the club soda and stir. Pour over ice into glasses and garnish with cherries, lime slices, and mint.

Servings:

A gluten free recipe that serves 8

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