Cherry Gin Slings

Cherry Gin Slings

Cherry Gin Slings


12 drinks


  • For the cherry syrup:
  • 1 pound cherries, stemmed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Strips of zest from 1/2 lemon
  • Strips of zest from 1/2 orange
  • For the gin sling:
  • 2 cups gin
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/4 cups cherry syrup (see recipe above)
  • Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water
  • Lime wheels and fresh cherries, for garnish


  1. In a large sauce pan, combine the cherries with the sugar, water and citrus zests; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes. Pass the mixture through a fine strainer, pressing on the solids; you should have 2 ½ cups of liquid. Let cool.

  2. In a pitcher, combine the gin with the Cointreau, lime juice, cherry syrup and a few dashes of bitters; stir well. Pour into ice-filled glasses and top each drink with sparkling water. Garnish with the lime wheels and fresh cherries.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.