Lightly sweetened elderflower tonic water from Fever Tree is a nice tool for zero proof cocktails. You can usually find it in the supermarket or at liquor stores, like the MV Wine + Spirits at the airport. Elderflower is the ingredient found in St. Germain liqueur, a favorite in many regular cocktails. If you can’t find the elderflower tonic water, add regular soda water and 3/4 ounce of simple or honey syrup.
2 ounces cherry juice, see below
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic Water *
1 spring of mint or rosemary, for garnish
2 defrosted cherries, for garnish
- In an old-fashioned or rocks glass, add the cherry juice and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice to nearly the top, and add the tonic water to top. Stir with a spoon and garnish with a mint or rosemary sprig piercing the cherries.
How to Make
1 cup frozen pitted cherries, available in frozen section
3/4 cup water
Blend in a blender until smooth. You will have some leftover for additional drinks.