The Ultimate Cherry Gin Slush Cocktail

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This creamy, dreamy, and decadent Cherry Gin slush is the perfect dessert cocktail for day or night! Made with Empress gin, tart cherry juice, frozen cherries, sherbet, lemon juice, and simple syrup, this delicious drink will cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth!

a closeup photo of a cherry gin slush in a glass topped with whipped cream and a cherry

What Makes This Recipe Great

Whether you’re by the pool or having a date night, this Cherry Gin Slush is the perfect drink! It’s cocktails + dessert all in one delicious, cherry-flavored beverage that is creamy, boozy, and drool-worthy.

This fun drink is made with Empress gin, tart cherry juice, lemon juice, frozen cherries, simple syrup, jam, sherbet, and whipped cream for garnish. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Omit the gin to make it a mocktail, if desired. 

You can’t go wrong with this creamy, slushy cherry gin cocktail!

And if you’re looking for more cocktails/mocktails check out my newest Blue Hawaiian, this fan-favorite Spicy Margarita, or these boozy, tropical Pineapple Spears.

a bottle of empress gin, a shot glass, and a slush cocktail.

Ingredient Notes

  • gin: I used Empress gin, but feel free to use your favorite. 
  • tart cherry juice: You can find this in the juice aisle at most grocery stores. Trader Joe’s has it too!
  • lemon juice
  • simple syrup or honey
  • frozen cherries
  • cherry jam
  • pineapple or coconut sherbet
  • whipped topping
an overhead shot of a cherry gin slush with a gold straw

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. To a glass, add the cherry jam to the bottom and smear it around using a spoon. To the top of the jam, add the sherbet. To a blender, add everything else and blend for 10-15 seconds. Pour the cherry slush over the sorbet and top with whipped topping and a cherry. 
a creamy cocktail topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

Mac’s Pro Tip

Expert Tips

  • This is a really fun hot day cocktail that can easily be made into a virgin drink for kids. Simply omit the gin, and you have delicious cherry slushy. 
  • You can omit the cherry jam if desired. It adds extra flavor and sweetness, but it’s still delicious without it. 
  • Make a big batch by increasing the number of servings when printing the recipe. The ingredient amounts will adjust according to how many servings you need. 

Serving Tips

  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh cherry or maraschino cherry). 
  • You can also add a cocktail umbrella or garnish with a pineapple wedge. 

Storage Tips

  • Best if served immediately.

Recipe FAQs

Can I replace the gin with a different alcohol?

Yes! This cherry gin slush recipe would also work really well with vodka. 

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The Ultimate Cherry Gin Slush Cocktail

This creamy, dreamy, and decadent Cherry Gin slush is the perfect dessert cocktail for day or night! Made with Empress gin, tart cherry juice, frozen cherries, sherbet, lemon juice, and simple syrup, this delicious drink will cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1-1.5 oz gin I use Empress
  • 2.5 oz tart cherry juice
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup or honey add more for additional sweeteness
  • 3/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cherry jam
  • 1/2 cup pineapple or coconut sherbet
  • whipped topping

Instructions 

  • To a glass add the cherry jam to the bottom and smear it around using a spoon. To the top of the jam add the sherbet. To a blender, add everything else and blend for 10-15 seconds. Pour the cherry slush over the sorbet and top with whipped topping and a cherry. 

Notes

Expert Tips

  • This is a really fun hot day cocktail that can easily be made into a virgin drink for kids. Simply omit the gin, and you have delicious cherry slushy. 
  • You can omit the cherry jam if desired. It adds extra flavor and sweetness, but it’s still delicious without it. 
  • Make a big batch by increasing the number of servings when printing the recipe. The ingredient amounts will adjust according to how many servings you need. 

Serving Tips

  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh cherry or maraschino cherry). 
  • You can also add a cocktail umbrella or garnish with a pineapple wedge. 

Storage Tips

  • Best if served immediately.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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