Bourbon Cherry Cooler
A bourbon cocktail with bright, fresh cherry flavor. Easy summer sipping!
equal parts sugar and water
Start with a handful of ripe summer cherries. I used eight, as I wanted bright, cherry-forward flavor.
Next, de-stem and pit the cherries and add them to a shaker. Combine with the simple syrup and muddle until the cherries are thoroughly crushed.
Add the lemon juice, Aperol, and bourbon. Fill your shaker with ice, and shake for a full 10 seconds.
Strain into a tall glass over new ice and top with sparkling water. Add a straw and a sprig of fresh mint