A year ago I saw this cocktail in Food & Wine. I wasn't much of a gin drinker, but thought it would be delicious with vodka. I printed the recipe and like many recipes, it was forgotten, left untouched in a stack of recipes I once considered making. Recently, I developed a newfound love for gin and all of a sudden, I couldn't stop thinking about the sour-cherry gin slings.
When a friend asked me to make a specialty cocktail for a party, I jumped at the chance to experiment with gin and cherries. I used New Amsterdam gin and bing cherries, though any variety of spirit and fruit is suitable. The resulting concoction is delicious — it's tart, sweet, and refreshing; easy to drink but potent. If you're not a gin fan, don't worry, it's actually divine in this drink. Get the recipe