This Sunday is Father’s Day when means treating Mr. A Southern Soul like a king! The boys and I have a few special gifts, funny cards and I’ve got a great dinner planned with all his favorite foods. In addition to all these goodies, I come up with a little something unexpected for him, his own cocktail. The folks at Templeton Rye asked me to come up with a special drink just right for Father’s Day and being the sweet wife that I am, I jumped at the chance.
I decided to use seasonal fruit, flavors that my man likes and then added a little something for me into the mix. After combining all my delicious ingredients together, letting my concoction chill for a bit, I knew I had a winner ~ The Tipsy Cherry. This drink is a mix of Templeton Rye, fresh cherries, lemons, basil simple syrup and Rose wine. Oh my gosh, this is one yummy cocktail. Serve it over ice or just on it’s own…just be careful friends, the word tipsy is in the name for a reason!
The Tipsy Cherry
1/2 cup Templeton Rye
1/3 cup basil simple syrup
1 cup pitted cherries
1 whole lemon sliced
1 bottle Rose wine
Pour Rye whiskey and simple syrup into a pitcher. Add cherries and muddle until cherries are slightly broken up.
for simple syrup – 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water – bring to a boil and let sugar melt. Take off heat, add 4 basil leaves and let cool. Remove basil leaves before use
Add lemon slices and stir.
Pour in Rose and gentlystir. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.