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Cherr-ific cocktails

Celebrate summer cherry season with these sweet cocktail recipes.

Summer is here, and cherries are in full harvest mode. Sweet or sour, the fruity flavor tends to go hand-in-hand with vodka and can take any drink to the next level. Whip up one (or all) of these cherry-based cocktails from the team at Tito’s Handmade Vodka for your next pool party. Guests are sure to ask for another round, “pretty please, with a cherry on top!”


Tito’s Champion Cherry

Ingredients 

1 1/2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka

3 ounces soda water

1/4 ounce simple syrup

2 maraschino cherries

2 blackberries

Directions [1] Muddle blackberries and cherries in a shaker. [2] Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, simple syrup and ice. [3] Shake and strain into a glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water.


Tito’s Cherry Fizz

Ingredients 

1 1/2 ounces hibiscus & dried cherry-infused Tito’s Handmade Vodka

3 ounces limeade

1 ounce sparkling water

Directions [1] Add all ingredients to a glass with ice and stir. [2] Garnish with lime wedge if desired.


Hibiscus Cherry Infusion

Ingredients 

750 milliliters Tito’s Handmade Vodka 

I cup dried cherries

1/2 cup dried hibiscus leaves

Directions [1] Fill a resealable glass jar with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and drop in cherries. [2] Let sit for five days, or you can leave in longer for the desired flavor. [3] Add dried hibiscus and let sit for 12 hours. [4] Strain vodka into a fresh container and enjoy.