Rainier Cherry Muddler

sprouted kitchen muddlerWelcome, welcome to all the new faces! I’d love to offer a chair on the front porch and get to know you over a cool glass of sweet tea, or lemonade…or a little something special.

Next best thing??

A big thank you & my favorite something special recipe of course. Okay, so there’s not just one but a big bag of grocery store cherries has me missing home & memories of cool orchards making this Rainier Cherry Muddler from Sprouted Kitchen a clear front runner today.

 

RAINIER CHERRY MUDDLER // Makes 1 Cocktail

8 Rainier Cherries
Few Leaves of Lemon Basil
2 tsp. Turbinado Sugar*
2 oz. Vodka
Crushed Ice
Sparkling Water

1. Pit and halve the cherries. Put the cherries, lemon basil and turbinado in a glass (or pitcher if making more than one), and muddle it with a muddling tool, or the bottom of a wooden spoon. Get aggressive, you need to get as much juice out of the cherries as possible.
2. Fill a glass with 3/4 full with crushed ice. Add the vodka and muddled cherry mix and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
* I find that rainier cherries aren’t quite as sweet as bing cherries, making this drink quite light. If you like a little more tart or sweet flavor, add a splash of cherry juice to the glass.

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