Cherry Caipirissima

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This incredible summer sipper comes from my friend Wade, who spotted it in the NY Times, and thought I would like it.  He was right, so right.  Sweet cherries, sour lime, a gorgeous magenta hue…need I say more?  We enjoyed these with homemade salsa and tropical veggie skewers on the bbq. It was a perfect summer afternoon.  For those of us on the west coast, summer has (just now) arrived, and it is glorious.  Soak it up while it’s here.

Happy Friday, Happy Summer ♥

Ingredients for 1 drink:

3/4 ounce simple syrup (I used 1 cup raw cane sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 vanilla bean to infuse the syrup with vanilla flavour while it was on the stove.)

3 cherries, pitted and halved

Half a lime, cut into quarters

2 ounces white rum*


In a cocktail shaker, press and mix the simple syrup, cherries and lime quarters with a muddler or wooden spoon. Add the rum and 6 ice cubes. Shake hard and pour everything into a rocks glass.

*For a non-alcoholic version, omit rum, follow same procedure, and top with soda water, for a refreshing spritzer!

~The Vegan Project




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