A Cool Fling With Cherry

Cherry Caipirissima

Adapted from Meaghan Dorman, Raines Law Room, Manhattan

3/4 ounce simple syrup

3 cherries, pitted and halved

Half a lime, cut into quarters

2 ounces white rum.

In a cocktail shaker, press and mix the simple syrup, cherries and lime quarters with a muddler or wooden spoon. Add the rum and 6 ice cubes. Shake hard and pour everything into a rocks glass.

Yield: 1 drink.

Source: NY Times/ Facebook

A great drink for cooling off during Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer. After three or four of these, I not only cooled off but floated off on Moonlight in Vermont.