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Black Cherry Spritzer – A sweet and refreshing mixture of homemade cherry syrup paired with a black cherry flavored seltzer water. Serve this up at your next summer gathering and watch it all disappear!

Black Cherry Spritzer - A sweet and refreshing mixture of homemade cherry syrup paired with a black cherry flavored seltzer water. Serve this up at your next summer gathering and watch it all disappear!

Get ready for this summer’s most sought-after drink – MY Black Cherry Spritzer! …sans wine, but with White Claw SPIKED Sparkling Water. 

Hello my dear friends! If I didn’t give it away already, this post is sponsored by our friends at White Claw Hard Seltzer! We love their all new alcohol refreshment: a 100% natural, low carb and gluten free sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and a hint of fresh fruit.

And after writing all of that out, the only thing I want to do this very second is crack open one of these cans and chug-a-lug.

Black Cherry Spritzer - A sweet and refreshing mixture of homemade cherry syrup paired with a black cherry flavored seltzer water. Serve this up at your next summer gathering and watch it all disappear!

You guys, I have to tell you. This summer we have gone through massive amounts of cherries. For some odd reason, they have never, ever tasted this good. EVER. Anyone know why? Maybe Indiana is moving up in the world and shipping from better places? I dunno. But what I do know is that cherries make a dang good snack, but also a grrrrreat fruit syrup. Honestly. 

At first, I thought I would have to go the way of a cherry liqueur or even a cherry juice to get the drink I was hoping for, but with a little bit of persistence, all is possible.

Normally, it’s a lot quicker to get a thick and sweet syrup from berries – about 10 to 15 minutes – but in double the time, you can also get a delicious, thick consistency from cherries, too. Paired with a pure and simple sparkling water that is White Claw Hard Seltzer? A refreshing perfection.

Cherry Syrup

But let’s talk about this new premixed alcoholic beverage called White Claw. It’s basically a step away from high-sugar sodas and a shift towards lighter, all natural boozy drinks. That in itself deserves a YAY!

White Claw Hard Seltzer

White Claw is considerably lighter than any cocktail or beer, and at only 110 calories, it leaves us drinkers feeling satisfied and refreshed, but not full and bloated. Huge bonus!
Also, similar to the crispness of a vodka and soda, this spiked sparkling deliciousness will quench your thirst, but it also packs a punch of antioxidants making White Claw a refreshing post-Pilates sipper, unlike our dear friend Vodka. It really is a health-conscious choice along with the added convenience of a pre-mixed 12 oz. can.

White Claw Hard Seltzer

White Claw Hard Seltzer is available in three flavors with ZERO aftertaste (⬅ so important!):

  • Natural Lime
  • Black Cherry
  • Ruby Grapefruit

Black Cherry Spritzer - A sweet and refreshing mixture of homemade cherry syrup paired with a black cherry flavored seltzer water. Serve this up at your next summer gathering and watch it all disappear!

Because the flavors of White Claw are very light, you can pair it with just about anything you might be cooking up this season: burgers, salads – anything goes. OR! You can take it to a fireworks show, just as we did, and pass it around to everyone sitting on the lawn. That was fun. But prior to the show, I made so many of these Black Cherry Spritzers, making our happy hour as summer-chill as possible. 

Black Cherry Spritzer - A sweet and refreshing mixture of homemade cherry syrup paired with a black cherry flavored seltzer water. Serve this up at your next summer gathering and watch it all disappear!

Now head to the store, pick up a 6-pack of White Claw Hard Seltzer + a bag of cherries  and start sipping on this glass of Summer.

In the meantime, for more information, visit their website and be sure to check them out on Instagram.

ENJOY!

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Black Cherry Spritzer

6 6 6
WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Drink
Calories: 160
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE CHERRY SYRUP

  • 2 pounds dark-sweet cherries , pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

FOR THE DRINKS

  • crushed ice
  • 1.5 ounces cherry syrup
  • 6 ounces Black Cherry White Claw Hard Seltzer
  • cherries
  • lime wedges
  • mint

Instructions 

MAKE THE CHERRY SYRUP

  • Combine cherries, sugar, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Continue to cook over medium-high heat for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cover, cooking on low heat for 10 minutes, or until soft.
  • Remove from heat and strain over a bowl using a fine mesh strainer to mash the cherry juice from the cherries.
  • Let syrup cool at room temperature.
  • Seal into an airtight jar and store for up to 2 weeks.

TO MAKE THE DRINKS

  • Add crushed ice to a large glass, about half way up.
  • Pour cherry syrup over ice.
  • Add cherries and lime wedges.
  • Slowly pour in the White Claw Hard Seltzer.
  • Garnish with mint.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Black Cherry Spritzer
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Black Cherry Spritzer - A sweet and refreshing mixture of homemade cherry syrup paired with a black cherry flavored seltzer water. Serve this up at your next summer gathering and watch it all disappear!

9 Responses
  1. carrie @ frugal foodie mama

    I need to find these hard seltzers asap! They look so refreshing. 🙂 I love the cocktail you made using it.

  2. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    I agree, cherries have been wonderful this season and to create a syrup like you did is such a great idea. These drinks look so refreshing and perfect for cooling off.

  3. Michelle De La Cerda

    Cherry is my go to flavoring when it comes to drinks. This looks absolutely refreshing and delicious.

  4. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    Would you be a dear and bring me that drink out on my patio? I have a spot picked out for us to sit in the shade. Thank you!

  5. Matthew From Nomageddon

    This is the second time in 2 days I have seen hard seltzer/sparkling water I really am intrigued by this and need to try it asap!

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