Tart Cherry Gimlet
1 ½ oz Gin
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup*
1 ½ oz Tart Cherry Juice
Lime wedge and/or cherry for garnish
Directions: Put ice in a shaker, add all liquid ingredients, and shake well. Pour strained drink into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a slice of lime and /or a cherry. If preferred, serve this on the rocks.
* Simple Syrup: Add equal parts sugar and water in a pan and heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved into the water and the liquid looks clear.
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