I’ve had one of the limited edition Sailor Jerry bottles sitting underneath my bar for weeks just begging to be cracked open and after picking up a bag of these juicy cherries, I knew I had the perfect excuse to do so. I tossed a handful into a glass and took out the week’s frustrations by smashing them to bits. All that deliciously sweet cherry juice mixed with a healthy dose of spiced rum made for a bold and smooth summer cocktail.
(makes 1 cocktail)
5-6 sweet cherries, pitted
1 tsp sugar
Juice from half a lime
1 1/2 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
Cherries and lime slices for garnish
Add cherries, sugar, and lime juice to a tall glass. Use a muddle or end of a wooden spoon to smash and muddle the cherries to release some of their juice. Add Sailor Jerry Rum and stir to help dissolve the sugar. Add a handful of ice and top with club soda. Garnish and serve!