WFHomey's Weekend Drink of Choice.... Charred Cherry Whiskey Lemonade! Sooo Friday!

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup charred cherries (see note)

1 ounce simple syrup

2 ounces whiskey

3 ounces fresh lemon juice

Club soda, to top, optional

Mint leaves, to garnish

Ice, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a cup, muddle the cherries with the simple syrup. Add ice and pour over the whiskey and lemon juice. Top with club soda, if desired. Garnish with mint and cherries and serve.

Alternatively, you can multiply the ingredients and strain the cherry and simple syrup mixture into a pitcher.  Add ice, whiskey, lemon juice, and club soda and serve.

NOTES:

To char the cherries, you can either cook them in a hot dry skillet or on a grill pan over medium-high heat until blackened in spots and slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.

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