Spiked with lime and gin, this is like a grown-up slushie. Add a
little of the syrup to serve, then hand around extra for your
guests to top up as they wish.
To serve:shaved or crushed ice, lime wedges and ginCherry, gin and lime syrup440 gm(2 cups) caster sugar250 gmpitted cherries (about 280gm unpitted)1vanilla bean, split and seeds scrapedJuiceof 3 limes40 mlgin
For cherry, gin and lime syrup, stir sugar, cherries, vanilla and 300ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to a simmer and simmer until cherries soften and liquid reduces to a syrup (12-15 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve, stir in lime juice and gin and refrigerate until chilled completely. Serve poured over shaved ice in chilled glasses, cups or bowls, with lime wedges and extra gin.