Monday, July 28, 2014

Rainer Cherry Summer Punch

We have been very luck so far t his summer that it has not been to hot. 85 being the hottest day so far. I'm sure as soon as August hits it the temperature will skyrocket. To beat the heat I love to make a great cocktail in the summer. Instead of a vodka or rum cocktail I opted for a much different version. I realized that I have not posted a cocktail recipe in forever. So here is a pretty serious one at that. If you have never tried moonshine you are missing out. While I can't drink it straight or even the white lightening version, this is a nice cocktail version to have. Don't get me wrong it still packs punch hence the name. 
Happy Monday! 

1 1/2 oz. Cherry Moonshine (We like Midnight Moon and Ole Smoky)

1 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup

3/4 oz. Lime Juice

4 oz. Rainer Cherries (halved and pitted)

2 oz. Sparkling Water

Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Mix Cherries, Lime Juice, Syrup and refrigerate 1 hour (up to overnight). Add the cherry moonshine to mixture and stir. Pour over ice and top with Sparkling Water.


  1. Stopping by from the What'd You Do This Weekend link up! This sounds so refreshing, I am a big big fan of cherries :)

  2. This sounds like the most incredible drink, beautiful pictures too!!

  3. Your pictures sell this drink! My mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing at Treasure Box Tuesday!

  4. This looks super tasty! I just picked up a batch o' cherries at the market today... I think this would be great to enjoy this coming weekend. Thanks, Rina!

  5. this looks so wonderful and refreshing. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( you can start linking Wednesday night 8 PM MST) Hugs

  6. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I featured you on Facebook and google plus ♥

  7. This drink sounds so refreshing! I've never tried moonshine, but I'd be interested to see what it's like. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

  8. This sounds delicious and very refreshing. This has been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!

  9. I love rainier cherries! They are so sweet! What a great refreshing punch! Looking forward to trying it!