Cheers to it the weekend! Summer weekends to be more specific! It’s the time of year that I look forward to, when frozen treats make its way onto my Insta feed and my blender finds a semi-permanent spot on my countertop. These slushies are the ultimate summer cocktail – super refreshing and full of cherry flavour. YUM!! Cherries are in season right now and I’ve been waiting AGES for this to happen!
So how fun are these cherry slushies? I LOVE them so much. I just want to wrap my hands around these and sit on my front porch with a good book. They’re perfect for summer drinking and this might have to be my go to drink for the next 3 months. Who says getting your 5 servings of produce/fruit can’t be fun? No I’m kidding I swear…sort of.
And I think we deserve a good cocktail this weekend! I set my stove on fire AGAIN for the second week in a row (yipes!) while I was trying to toast marshmallows under the broiler. Go figure, you can’t walk away from the oven while that’s happening…I learned the hard way. And to top it off, our fridge has been acting really wonky, which means that we’ve had to clear out anything perishable. Which ALSO means I’ve eaten my weight in veggies, roasted chicken, greek yogurt and 3 types of cheese. Oh man, serious food baby over here!
Luckily for me, our fridge is packed with mostly condiments. Sauces, salsas and marinades are on every shelf. I’m beginning to think we hoard hot sauces and mustards because we have WAYYYY to many for a normal household. Is your fridge in the same state? Please tell me that I’m not the only one who has this problem. I can’t help it though, my husband and I are big believers that every meal can be even better with hot sauce. We have the basics, Tabasco and Frank’s, for your every day meals, sriracha, thai sweet chili sauce, a bottle of mango habanero sauce that I made here and a super spicy jar of kimchi that I’m still afraid to try.
Don’t even get me started on the bottles of mustard!
So we spent part of our weekend cleaning out the fridge, or more like consuming everything we possibly could….you know…so it doesn’t go to waste….NOT because I just wanted to. So these cherry ginger beer slushies are my reward, my toast to what is left of the weekend.
I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes coming up on my social media about Moscow mules. I was so curious. I had never tried ginger beer before, but I like ginger and I like beer…..so win! This cocktail is so easy to make, all you need is a blender to make this and within minutes you’re sitting on your patio with one of these in your hand. You’re welcome.
This cocktail is made by combining frozen cherries, ice, ginger beer, vodka, honey (if you like it on the sweeter side) and a healthy squeeze of lime juice. Blend and done!
Bring on the weekend cocktails please!!
- 1 cups frozen cherries
- ½ cup ice
- 1 cup ginger beer
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 tbsp honey
- juice of ¼ lime
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until all large pieces of cherries and ice are crushed. Serve in glasses and garnish with lime wedge, fresh cherries and mint sprigs.
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