Serve this cherry orange fizz as a sparkling cocktail or a non-boozy soda. Your choice! It uses whole fruit puree instead of sugary syrup.
I’m kind of in love with frozen cherries lately. And by lately I mean for the last two years. When I was pregnant and had to stop eating all refined sugar, I’d eat bowls of frozen cherries instead of ice cream, and I still like mixing them into vegan vanilla or coconut ice cream to make it a little healthier and more delicious.
The point is, I always have frozen cherries on hand, so when I was trying to think of a cocktail for the week, this Cherry Orange Fizz was a no-brainer!
The oranges in this recipe came in my CSA basket, but if you don’t have fresh oranges you can also use orange juice. If you have the oranges handy, though, the fresh-squeezed juice adds a special something to this drink for sure!
I know that not all of you are cocktail-drinkers, and you can also use the cherry-orange-ginger puree that’s the base of this cocktail to make a yummy soda! Just double the amount of puree in your glass and top off with soda water instead of sparkling wine. Bam! I’ve got both variations in the recipe below.
Cherry Orange Fizz
Yield: about 1/2 cup of puree, enough for 2 cocktails or sodas
- 1/2 cup cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen will work)
- juice of 1 large or 2 small oranges (about 1/3 cup)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
- 4 ounces prosecco or soda water (see variations below)
- extra orange, for garnish (optional)
- Combine the cherries, orange juice, and ginger in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- To make one Cherry Orange Fizz Cocktail: Pour 1/4 of puree into the bottom of a tall glass full of ice. Add the prosecco, stir, and serve! Garnish with an orange slice, if you like!
- To make one Cherry Orange Fizz Soda: Pour 1/4 cup of puree into the bottom of a tall glass full of ice. Top off with the soda water, stir, and serve! Garnish with an orange slice, if you like!