Cherry Mind Eraser

Cherry Mind Eraser

Cherry Mind Eraser

  • liqueur
  • vodka
  • kahlua
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 3 min

The cherry-coffee pairing isn't seen very often, but the rich, dark fruit along with the vanilla and caramel notes in the Kahlúa® were meant for each other.

format_list_bulletedIngredients

  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1/4 part Cherry Syrup
  • 1 part Soda Water
Cherry Syrup: Place 1 1/2 cups of fresh, pitted cherries in a saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar. Add 3/4 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 12-15 minutes, being sure to stir often and to smash the cherries with a wooden spoon to release the juice. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain liquid into a bowl using a fine mesh sieve (you can save the cherries to snack on later!). Transfer syrup to an airtight container and refrigerate (will be good for a few weeks). 

Tools

  • Old fashioned
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Jigger

How to Mix

  1. Fill rocks glass with ice
  2. Add Kahlua and vodka
  3. Add cherry syrup
  4. Top with soda water

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