Cherry and Lime Gin and Tonic

We had a September picnic in the park!!!  It was so beautiful!  I am going to have so many picnics next year and a few more this year.  AND we had dogs!!!!!!!

They are my friend Kelsey’s dogs.  You will get more photos later.  I promise.  But now on to cocktails!!!

I have a ton of mason jars around, so I decided it would be super awesome to use them as glasses.  And don’t they look really cool!  I love them.

I am not a big gin and tonic fan, but with the cherry and lime, it was delicious.

Cherry and Lime Gin and Tonic

This recipe was adapted from spoon fork bacon.


  • 2 cups gin
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 cups tonic water
  • fresh lime wedges

cherry-lime simple syrup

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


1. Simmer cherry juice, lime juice and sugar in a small sauce pan until the sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and cool completely.

2. Stir together the cherry-lime syrup, gin, and lime juice.

3. When ready to serve; fill with ice, add 1/4 cup lime-gin mixture and fill with tonic water.  Add lime wedges.

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