Cherry Gin Cocktail

Cherry Gin Cocktail

This Cherry Gin Cocktail is an easy and luscious summer cocktail. It is quite sweet yet still perfectly refreshing.

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Cherry Gin Cocktail

Hello folks! How are you doing? And most importantly, can you believe it is August ALREADY? Insane, right? And I have not really posted any newly prepared recipes – everything you have seen was made and photographed last summer I guess I will keep my new recipes for 2024 then :)

It is nearly the weekend, so we should celebrate it. What can be better than a luscious cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer day / evening? Two cocktails for me please because it is a long weekend for us here in Nova Scotia.

Cherry Gin Cocktail

This Cherry Gin Cocktail is made with gin, cherry liquor, and lemon juice. In fact, I used two kind of gins here – Empress 1908 and strawberry gin. But feel free to use whatever gin you have on hands. Certainly each gin has its own unique profile, the final result will be different but always delicious. Also, I used McGuinnes cherry liquor, but again you can use any other. Since liquors vary in sweetness, you may need to use more of lemon juice.

Then garnish as desired (a lemon wedge, fresh cherry, and mint sprig will be perfect) and enjoy!

More Summer Cocktail Ideas

Looking for more refreshing summer cocktail ideas? I have many on Havoc in the Kitchen:

Passion Fruit Peach Cocktail

Frozen Mango Passion Fruit Cocktail

Peach Raspberry Gin Cocktail

Rose Raspberry Gin Cocktail

Lavender Empress 1908 Cocktail

Vanilla Empress 1908 Cocktail

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

Blackberry Lavender Cocktail

Lavender Orange Gin Cocktail

So, I hope you like this Cherry Gin Cocktail, and you will it a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Cherry Gin Cocktail

Cherry Gin Cocktail

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Drinks


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This Cherry Gin Cocktail is an easy and luscious summer cocktail. It is quite sweet yet still perfectly refreshing.


  • 1 and 1/2 oz. gin (I used the combination of Empress 1908 and strawberry gin)

  • 2 oz. cherry liquor (I used McGuinness brand)

  • 2/3 – 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • a handful of ice

  • mint and cherries, for garnish


  • In the shaker, combine the gin, cherry liqueur, lemon juice (start with 2/3 oz.), and ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Try and adjust the flavour by adding more lemon juice or even spirits, if desired. Filter if desired (for a stronger version) or serve on the rocks. If serving without ice, you might want to top it with a little bit tonic / water, if it’s too strong. Garnish as desired and enjoy!

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