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.
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.