In addition to the tart cherry ricotta muffins I made this week, I wanted to use some more of the tart cherry concentrate I had leftover so decided to make this sparkling tart cherry vodka limeade. There is a link to the concentrate in the muffin post if you are interested in getting some.
This drink is pretty much what it sounds like: vodka, lime juice, tart cherry concentrate, sparkling water, with a bit of Cointreau added for a nice citrus compliment. I had some meyer lemon vodka, so I used that to bump up the citrus a little.
You could serve this without the sparkling water, for a stronger drink, which is probably how I’d normally go 🙂 but decided to do a lighter sparkling version here. This is one of my favorite drinks I have made lately. Tart cherry concentrate has so much cherry flavor, but without a lot of sugar, which I love. Would definitely make this one again.
Sparkling Tart Cherry Vodka Limeade
- 3 oz vodka I used lemon but plain is fine too
- 1/2 oz tart cherry concentrate
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz Cointreau or triple sec
- sparkling water optional
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold. Serve in a glass over ice and top with sparkling water.