Summer cocktails call for ice cold refreshment and this cherry lime soda certainly ticks all the boxes!
Fresh Cherry Syrup:
500ml cherries, pitted
Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan and place on medium heat.
Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the pitted cherries and bring the mixture to the boil.
Turn down the heat to a light simmer and leave to bubble for 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly before blitzing the mixture with a stick blender.
Set aside to cool completely. Refrigerate.
125ml lime juice
100ml fresh cherry syrup
500ml soda water
Mix the lime juice, vodka and cherry syrup together.
Half fill a glass with crushed ice and pour the cherry mixture to about three quarters full, into the glass.
Top up the cocktail with soda water, add some fresh cherries for decoration and serve.