My entrance to the latest competition sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN
1.5 oz BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN
.5 oz CARPANO ANTICA ITALIAN VERMOUTH
.5 oz FRESH LEMON JUICE
SPLASH SIMPLE SYRUP
5 FRESH PITTED SWEET CHERRIES for muddling
3 PITTED FRESH CHERRIES FOR GARNISH
CHILLED CLUB SODA
In mixing glass muddle cherries and syrup. Add BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, lemon juice, and vermouth. Fill tall zombie glass 1/3 full of ice and add one pitted cherry…Continue to fill glass ice with cherries until glass is full. Shake and double strain into glass and top with chilled soda and fresh lemon twist.
Cherry pitters are available at most hardware stores and Sur le Table and are very handy.
If Carpano is not available, use any high quality Italian vermouth.