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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 Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cherry gin, cocktail
Method: No Cook


  • 1-1.5 oz gin I use Empress (remove for mocktail or use NA gin)
  • 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


  • 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. 


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.