#DOTW: Black Cherry Hamptons Punch

I don’t even know why I bother looking or spring cocktails. Here in New York it goes from winter to summer within a week. If It wasn’t for the blossoms on the trees, we wouldn’t even know what time it is. So ergo, I jump into refreshing summer cocktails. This one is amazing! Just be sure you use fresh ingredients, it makes a big difference in this particular beverage, you won’t regret it!



What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Grey Goose Cherry Noir
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed white grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz basil simle syrup (recipe follows)
  • basil leaves and strawberry slices

To make the basil simple syrup combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until the sugar is dissolved while you stir. Add 1 cup of basil leaves and simmer for 1 minute. Let it stand for 30 minutes, then remove the basil leaves and let it chill in the refrigerator. You can keep it in a jar, refrigerated, for one month.

Combine vodka, grapefruit juice and simple syrup, and pour over ice. Garnish with strawberry slices and basil leaves.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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