Sour Cherry Sangria
1 Lb Sour Cherries, washed and pitted (save the juice)
1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Cup Simple Sugar
1 1/2 Cups White Rum
1 1/2 Cups White Wine
1 Cup Sparkling Water (add just before serving)
2-3 Cups Ice
5-6 Each Fresh Mint Sprigs
Pour ice into a pitcher. Drop fresh mint on top of the ice. Pour in all remaining ingredients and stir.
*Varieties of cherries that can be used in this recipe include: Bing, Rainer, Lambert, Morello or Montmorency
**For more burst of flavor try adding the juice of an orange, or peach, or both!