Cherry season is in full force and I could not wait to get my hands on some of the freshest cherries at the farmers market this week in Seattle.
These succulent and juicy cherries are great in pies but they are desperately calling to be used in a summer cocktail. I obviously answered and decided to add cherries to one of my favorite classic gin cocktails, The Bee’s Knees.
While gin, honey and lemon make up the original recipe, I muddled fresh cherries in this cocktail to take it next level not only in flavor but in color.
You can follow along step-by-step here or you can skip ahead to the recipe section.