Mother’s Day weekend is here. Are you ready? Do you have a great plan for your Mom? My mom is actually coming to our house next week, so I am saving my gift until then. I think it is so much better to give a person a gift in person, even if it is a few days late. Hopefully she agrees 🙂 As for our house, I am not sure what we are doing. My son has the week off from football, so we have the whole weekend free. I am hoping I get to sleep in, and not have to cook, or do the dishes for the day. I like to think I am pretty easy when it comes to holidays. My husband might disagree.
Since it is time for the weekend, what a better time for a fun cocktail. I originally saw an idea of this in Everyday Rachael Ray magazine, but then I changed it up and made it into a cocktail. If alcohol isn’t your thing, just leave out the vodka and add more of the sparkling water. I love a fizzy cocktail, so I used flavored sparkling water in this drink. This weekend is Mother’s Day, this cocktail would be great to serve at your Mother’s Day get together!
Cherry and Almond go so well together in just about any form. Cookies, cakes, and even in cocktails. Just a tiny bit of almond extract is all you need to get that great flavor combination. Frozen cherries are perfect to give it that frothy, super cold feel. Cherry season is almost here though, so if you have fresh pitted cherries they would work well too, you would just want make sure you have lots of ice!
Cherry Almond Vodka Cocktail
Classic cherry-almond combination in a fun and fruity vodka cocktail.
- 1 (12 oz) bag of frozen pitted cherries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbls fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup vanilla vodka, (or regular vodka)
- 1 1/2 cup cherry flavored sparkling water
- In a blender combine cherries, sugar, and 1/4 cup of vodka. Process until the smooth.
- Add lime juice, almond extract, and remaining vodka until well combined.
- Pour into a pitcher, and mix in the sparkling water.
- Serve over ice.
Inspired by Everyday Rachael Ray Magazine
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 1g
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Thursday 28th of December 2017
Are those sweet or sour cherries?
Friday 29th of December 2017
They are the sweet cherries you can find in the frozen section of the grocery store.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Sunday 11th of May 2014
I love a good fizz too, this sounds amazing!! I'm super excited to hang with you next week; maybe we can get some fizzy drinks together. :)
Saturday 10th of May 2014
Oh man!! This sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it!
Friday 9th of May 2014
This sounds fantastic!! I'll be pinning this for next year when I'm not pregnant and a mom!!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Friday 9th of May 2014
Oh yes, I love everything about this.