Cherry Vodka Fizz

Summer cocktails along with memories of Mad Men

Why do certain objects spark memories of the past? I had that happen the other day when I reached for the perfect cocktail glass.

I was whisked back to the late ’60’s. Peering through the stair rails at a large group of elegantly dressed visitors – my mom was having a ‘cocktail’ party! I was supposed to be in bed, but every time she entertained I would venture down in my PJs to sneak a taste of the delicious tiny treats she was serving. I would marvel at the ladies with hair a ‘mile-high’ having cocktails in what seemed like the perfect glass.

Glasses_2 They were light as air, with fine stems and wide open tops. Everyone held them like they were precious cargo that could crush at any moment.

Little did I know then, but I would take over where my mom left off, and have cocktail parties of my own. The perfect party needs the perfect glass; these just say Mad Men, Fabulous ’60’s and elegance.

Cherry-Vodka-Fizz_1 Cherry-Vodka-Fizz_2 Let’s fill them with a cool cocktail that features the fresh B.C. bing cherries just arriving at my local market. Cheers!

Cherry Vodka Fizz
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 oz cherry vodka (you can also use gin)
  • 1.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz simple syrup
  • club soda
  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake. Pour into 4 shallow cocktail glasses. Fill with soda. Garnish with a Bing cherry.
  2. If you don't have simple syrup (1/2 Each sugar and water boiled on stove until sugar is dissolved then cooled) substitute 3 oz pink lemonade concentrate for the lemon juice and syrup.


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