Preparation time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
8 cups of pitted cherries cut in half
4 cups of pitted cherries whole
750 mL bottle Vodka (give or take)
750 mL bottle sparkling water
1. Make a simple syrup my boiling 1 1/4 cups of sugar with 1 1/4 cups of water. Chill.
2. Put lime juice in a large glass bowl. Add all of the cherries and the simple syrup. Refrigerate for a few hours.
3. Add vodka to cherry mixture. Fill glasses with ice. Spoon 1/2 cup cherry-vodka mixture into each glass. Top with sparkling water. Service immediately.
I used spearmint garnish:-)