Our favourite treat turned boozy, why not try this cherry bakewell cocktail for a touch of grown up decadence.
tinned or fresh cherries
3 tsp of almond syrup
2 shots of gin
dash of lemon juice
dash of soda water
dash of cream to top
glace cherries to top
Firstly pulp the cherries, a pestle and mortar comes in handy to do this. You don't want to overdo it too much, simply enough to mash down the cherries to release the juice.
Add the pulped cherries to the syrup, gin & lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker and give it a good hearty shake.
Drain and pour into a glass adding a dash of soda water to finish, top it off with cream and a few glace cherries.
Best drunk: when you fancy something a little decadent to your usual cocktail.
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