I don't know why, but this past weekend, I was craving dark cherries. Oh, and vodka. Enter, the Dark Cherry Fizz.
Most of the newer restaurants in Chicago have drinks that include Creme De Violette. It's a liquor that comes from violets...the flower. Yes, you read right. It's floral and perfume like, but it's delicious when used properly in a drink. It also adds this beautiful purple hint.
The fresh cherries really make the drink. They are so beautiful!
You might want to make a big pitcher. This will go fast.
Here's the recipe per cocktail:
1 Oz Vodka
1/2 Oz Creme de Violette
1 Tsp Agave Nectar
Lemon Juice, Splash
Black Cherry Seltzer Water
Mix everything together in a shaker. If black cherry seltzer isn't available, skip the agave and use zero calorie dark cherry soda instead.
YUM! Stay thirsty.