Geoffrey Zakarian makes a Cherry Lime Sparkler, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Cherry-Lime Sparkler

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 8 drinks



Special equipment:
8 cocktail skewers and 8 highball glasses
  1. Place the pitted cherries in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, lime juice and salt. Stir until the cherries are evenly coated. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour to macerate the cherries.
  2. Drain the cherry mixture, collecting and reserving all the juice. Thread the macerated cherries amongst 8 cocktail skewers and set aside for garnish.
  3. Stir together the reserved cherry juice and seltzer in a small pitcher.
  4. Fill 8 highball glasses with ice cubes. Pour the cherry sparkler over the ice and garnish each glass with a skewer of cherries and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.