Sour Cherry Gin Sling Cocktails

Sour Cherry Gin Sling Cocktails

Sour Cherry Gin Slings are the perfect combination of sweet, sour and boozy! Get the recipe below.

A gin lovers dream…

I first shared this recipe after my 22nd birthday when I was just starting to get into gin. Quite a few years down the line and I am most definitely still a gin girl!  Though these days it’s more likely to be a gin and tonic in the pub than in a fancy cocktail. Having said that, every once in a while I like to try something different and will have a clear out of the drinks cupboard. This recipe doesn’t require too many ingredients meaning it’s perfect for throwing together at short notice.

Gin can be a bit of an acquired taste, as can the tonic it is often served with, but the sweetness of the cherry cordial and zing of the lime juice compliment the botanicals really well. This drink is bright, fun and possibly slips down a little too easily.


Sour Cherry Gin Slings are a fun and fruity gin cocktail perfect for spring or summer! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

Cherry and lime

Now I need to hold my hands up for a second and admit that I don’t actually know the official difference between sour and regular cherries… I can tell you about all different types of craft gin but not so much about the red fruit that’s essential for this cocktail!

So on that basis I give you free reign to choose any cherry cordial or syrup you can find. And you know what? If all you’ve got is grenadine then that’s fine too. I always thought grenadine was made by cherries but apparently not… Never mind! It tastes like them so still works well in this cocktail!

Cherry cordial isn’t intended to be drunk straight (nor is grenadine for that matter) and as this isn’t a long cocktail it really needs something to cut through the sweetness. The juice of one whole lime in every glass does sound like a lot but trust me this recipe needs it!

A lime wheel and shiny red cherry makes the perfect garnish to finish it off. If you ask me this is the best way to make the most of fresh cherries when they are in season!

Sour Cherry Gin Slings are a fun and fruity gin cocktail perfect for spring or summer! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

The recipe!

Sour Cherry Gin Slings are a fun and fruity gin cocktail perfect for spring or summer! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

Sour Cherry Gin Slings

Emma Walton
These Sour Cherry Gin Slings are the perfect fruity cocktail for the summer months. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 296.9 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Place the gin, Cointreau, lime juice, cherry cordial, Angoustora bitters and ice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well for 2-3 minutes until well combined and the ice has begun to melt.
  • Pour over more ice and top up with a splash of sparkling water.
  • Serve with lime wheels and fresh cherries.

Notes

Note 1: can't find cherry cordial? Grenadine makes a great substitute.

Nutrition

Calories: 296.9kcalCarbohydrates: 64.08gProtein: 1.49gFat: 0.61gSaturated Fat: 0.14gSodium: 9.84mgPotassium: 301.1mgFiber: 3.05gSugar: 49.53gVitamin A: 38.62IUVitamin C: 22.56mgCalcium: 31.4mgIron: 0.75mg
Keyword angostura bitters, cointreau, gin, lime, sour cherry
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Sour Cherry Gin Slings are a fun and fruity gin cocktail perfect for spring or summer! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

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