7 Thirst-Quenching Cherry Drinks for Summer

Sour-Cherry Gin Slings © John Kernick
By F&W Editors Posted July 31, 2015

From sweet-tart gin slings to super-refreshing iced tea, here are seven amazing cherry drinks to make this season.

From sweet-tart gin slings to super-refreshing iced tea, here are seven amazing cherry drinks to make this season.

1. Sour-Cherry Gin Slings
Homemade sour-cherry syrup stars in this sweet-tart cocktail.

2. Cherry Smash
Four ingredients plus ice is all you need for this simple cherry cocktail.

3. Black Cherry Iced Tea
This refreshing iced tea is great for a summer party.

4. Cayuse Cherry Bomb
Fresh cherry juice blended with gin, bitters and a touch of sparkling wine make this the ultimate summer drink.

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5. Cherry Red
Classic American flavors like Big Red chewing gum and Cherry Coke inspired this vibrant cocktail.

6. Sour Cherry-Yuzu Bellinis
Yuzu juice (from the Japanese citrus fruit) adds tangy flavor to this sweet cherry drink.

7. Sour Cherry Fizz
Mixologist Julie Reiner amps up the amount of sour cherry puree and fresh lemon juice to give this virgin beverage its "alcoholic tartness."

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