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Cherry Lime Spritzer

These are cherrific!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 133kcal


For the cherry simple syrup:

  • cups cherries (pitted and stems removed)
  • ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups water

For the shaker:

  • cup cherry simple syrup
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
  • ½ cup gin

To finish:

  • ¾ cup cold lemon lime soda (tested with Sprite)
  • lime slices, for garnish (optional)


For the cherry simple syrup:

  • Combine all ingredients for the simple syrup in a large saucepan. Mix well. Set heat to medium-high. Stir, squish and chop the cherries with a wooden spoon or spatula until mixture reaches a full boil and thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and drain through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

For the shaker:

  • Add ice to cocktail shaker until 1/2 full. Add in ingredients for the shaker, close, seal, and shake well until frothy (about 2 minutes).
  • Divide mixture into 3 champagne flutes.

To finish:

  • Dived lemon lime soda equally into champagne flutes by pouring over.
  • Garnish with lime slices, if desired.


DO NOT shake lemon lime soda in the shaker. It is carbonated and will likely explode or fizz out of your shaker making a sticky mess.
Click here for my cocktail shaker.
Click here for my champagne flutes. They're oversized and I love them!
A friend wrote me to say that she made these sans-gin for Shirley Temple-esque treats for her kids and they loved them! She made the grownup version for herself. I loved this idea!


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg