Ffwd: Duck breast with fresh peaches

Black Cherry Collins

  Black Cherry Collins
I have been thinking of the Tom Collins.  My mothers parents, Nana and Frankie, would serve them when they had the O'Connors over for dinner and cards in the summer.   They even had proper Collins glasses.  If I remember correctly, the tall glasses were frosted and sported turquoise sea horses.  To me, the Collins has a distinct refreshing flavor of summer, a quintessential cocktail of the season.
  Black Cherry Collins
Then Beth was telling me about the Blueberry Collins her mother had one day in Boston.  Not sickly sweet, rather refreshing and flavorful.  On my way home I stopped at Rays.  Prepared to pick up some tiny wild blueberries I was sidetracked I spotted gorgeous black cherries.  I could not resist.  This is where the typical Tom and Inventive Blueberry Collins led me.
Black Cherry Collins
  • The juice of 1 lemons
  • 1 tsp Xylitol(or 1 tbsp sugar) 
  • 4 black cherries, pitted
  • 3 oz gin
  • Black cherry seltzer
  Black Cherry Collins
Muddle cherries and xylitol.  Add gin.  Muddle some more.  Divide between two tall glasses.  Add ice and top with seltzer.
Black Cherry Collins
If you love cherries like I do:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)