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Boozey Tuesdays – Sweet And Sour Cherry Sparkler

Summer Cocktail - Sweet And Sour Cherry Sparkler

Happy Boozey Tuesdays everyone! I’d planned on making a completely different summer cocktail this week until my husband came home with a batch of these beautiful cherries! I’m loving this sweet and sour cherry sparkler because you make your own DIY cherry infused simple syrup, which would also be perfect in a Coke or Sprite if you’re a cherry Coke or Shirley Temple fan! Vodka, a squeeze of lemon, cherry simple syrup, and soda water make up this perfectly delicious summer cocktail, garnished with a couple of basil leaves from my garden.

Sweet And Sour Cherry Sparkler

Yield: 2 Cocktails

Sweet And Sour Cherry Sparkler


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce room temperature cherry simple syrup (Recipe below)
  • Club soda
  • Fresh basil for garnish


  1. In a rocks glass filled with ice, add the vodka, lemon juice, and cherry simple syrup. Stir and fill glass with club soda.
  2. Garnish with fresh cherries and basil. Enjoy!

Cherry Simple Syrup

1 cup water 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup ripe cherries, pitted

In a small saucepan heat the water, sugar, and cherries until the sugar has completely melted. Using a potato masher, smash the cherries. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and cool over an ice bath.



Summer Cocktail - Sweet And Sour Cherry Sparkler

sweet and sour cherry sparkler recipe – slightly altered from thekitchn.com


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Your Thoughts?

  • YUM!! I love the cherry simple syrup recipe – it sounds so good, and much better for you than grenadine!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

    • Fab Fatale

      heeeey lia! it was really good! im going to make a little extra next time and maybe try it over pancakes as well :)