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  • Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool 15 minutes. Syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.

  • Combine lemon juice, fruit, and basil in a bowl. Add syrup; mash lightly to release juices. Refrigerate at least 1 day and up to 4 days.

  • Combine fruit mixture and vodka in a pitcher or punch bowl; ladle about 1/3 cup into each glass. Fill with ice. Top with sparkling water, garnish with more basil, and serve.

Reviews (1)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
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  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 10
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Rating: 3 stars
I had 3 lb. of frozen sour cherries from last summer so I made this recipe to enjoy while we were picking this year's crop from the same tree. The recipe was okay but not great. I am not sure that basil is the right herb to use with sour cherries. This wasn't terrible, but I can't say that I would recommend.