Moonshine-Cherry Blush

Photo: Brown Cannon III; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Roccio
Moonshine-Cherry Blush is guaranteed to quench your thirst and generate party buzz. Fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, and maraschino cherries garnish this tasty summer sipper.

Yield:

Makes 10 1/2 cups

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 cup grenadine
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
8 cups sparkling water
Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh basil leaves, maraschino cherries

Preparation

Process first 3 ingredients in a blender about 20 seconds or until herbs are minced. Stir together moonshine, next 2 ingredients, and sugar mixture in a pitcher until sugar dissolves. Gently stir in sparkling water. Serve immediately over ice.

Note:

Vanessa McNeil Roccio,

May 2013