Wild or sour cherries have a lovely tart flavour and a beautiful deep colour that makes a stunning-looking summer drink, one of my favourites in the book. Obviously it depends how many wild cherries you can get your hands on – you don’t need to work exactly to this recipe, just roughly these proportions.
If you can’t find wild cherries you could use other fresh cherries when in season or frozen cherries at a pinch, but the flavour won’t be quite as wonderful.
- Wild cherries 600g
- Star anise 1, broken into pieces
- Granulated sugar 250g, you need the sugar to be just over half the quantity of liquid
- Soda or sparkling water to serve
This recipe is from How to Drink Without Drinking by Fiona Beckett. Published by Kyle Books. Photography: Nassima Rothacker.