This post may contain affiliate links, please see our privacy policy for details.

You guys! Happy Friday!

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

Who else is so ready for the weekend! I have big weekend plans of cleaning, cleaning, and well more cleaning! I never thought I would be that person that lets things get so disorganized, but you guys, my pantry and kitchen need some serious work. After months and months of basically beating my kitchen to death with non stop recipe testing and photo shoots, it’s time to put the place back together.

Soo, I totally need your help! What are some of your favorite kitchen and pantry organization tips? Or even just general home organization tips? I am currently looking for places to store clothes, since my bedroom has no closest and the storage in my little barn is not all that awesome. I mean, I have plenty of food storage, but I didn’t really leave room for anything else…oops!

Let me know all your tips and tricks, please and thank you!

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

OK, but now… let’s talk Friday cocktails!

How fun are these Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Sodas? I am in LOVE. I first got into ginger beer around this time last year, but never really started using and experimenting with it until Christmas, when I made what seemed like dozens and dozens of Moscow Mules for my crazy family. Ever since then, I’ve kind of been hooked. I mean, ginger beer is where it’s at. Just sayin.

So when the thought of a ginger beer, vodka soda, flavored with fresh summer cherries popped into my head, I was pretty much SOLD within seconds. Sometimes my brain comes up with beautiful and delicious things, and for that, I am very, very thankful.

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

Alright, so here is how this goes.

…start out by making a quick, cherry simple syrup. I like to use honey to keep things on the healthier side, plus, I kind of just love the flavors of honey with cherries and ginger, so good!  Then simply…

…add ice to a glass

…add your ginger beer

…your cherry simple syrup

…your vodka + lime juice

…give it a little mix

…pretty it up with a fresh cherry and thyme spring

…drink it all up!

Done and DONE.

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

Perfect easy Friday night, summertime drink, right?

Soo, like, is it five o’clock somewhere? Wait!! It’s summer! Working on Friday is optional in the summer, right?!?! One round of Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Sodas please!

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Drink
Calories Per Serving: 2347 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Cherry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries pitted
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey I used 2

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda

  • crushed ice
  • 3/4 cup ginger beer
  • 2-4 tablespoons cherry simple syrup depending on your taste, above
  • 1-2 ounces vodka
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • fresh cherries for garnish


Cherry Simple Syrup

  • In a small to medium size pot, combine the cherries and honey. Use a muddler or just a fork to mash the cherries up until they are almost pulp like. Add 1 cup water and place the pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Chill until completely cool, about 30 minutes. Syrup can be kept in the fridge for at least one week.

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda

  • Fill your glass with ice. Add the ginger beer, cherry simple syrup, vodka and lime juice. Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh cherries and thyme. DRINK.
View Recipe Comments

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

Ready, set, GO! Happy Cherry Vodka Soda drinking!

Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda | @hbharvest

Add a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. I need to start making more cocktails, these look gorgeous! I adore ginger beer, I’ve never tried it with cherry but it sounds amazing!

  2. I love how you have been incorporating more outdoor shots! They are lovely and really give your blog an organic Colorado feel 🙂

  3. Amazing looking drink! I think the easiest option for your clothes is a clothes rack. I had one ages ago and loved it! You see what clothes are hanging there but it you are after something that hides the clothes, then maybe a cool looking wooden clothes chest would suit you better. 🙂

    1. A clothes rack is a great idea! I might have to look into getting one that I like!! Wooden is such a good idea!! Thanks Julia!

  4. This sounds like the perfect mid-summer cocktail and I love how you created the cherry simple syrup!! xo

  5. Heyhey, first of all, I’d recommend drinking a few of these before cleaning, you know, to kill the pain 🙂

    An second, maybe you could consider placing a clothing rack, since it is not too big and really pretty; downside is more dust and no throwing clothes on a shelf hehe! Or maybe you can store ur clothes in the bathroom? Or.. throw everything out and live in a onesie..
    Anyway, if you found THE solution, let me know (!!)


    1. Hey Eva! haha! LOVE you suggestions! ? The clothing rack is a great idea…the onesie? Hmm, I dunno about that! lol! Thank you and have a great weekend!

      1. I was about to comment the idea of a clothing rack but I see that some others had the same idea 🙂 Sure, you could get a piece of furniture instead but where’s the fun in that?
        Based on your pictures and style, I think a clothing rack would fit perfectly in your home (granted, as long as you have a few feet of space to put it). There’s lots of tutorials out there but here’s a good one by another favorite blog of mine:

        1. Totally agree! I think I may have to try one out!! That tutorials great! Thanks so much Melanie!! Super excited!! (:

  6. I am the least disorganized person in the world, but I did have a bedroom with no closet for a few years, so I know how that can be. Lots of shelf thingies, and storage thingies, and dressers, and clothes rack thingies… yeah, not that great at giving organization advice. But I am good at drinking cocktails, and this is first on my weekend list!

    1. Shelves are A great idea! Organization is so tough!
      Haha! Drinking cocktails is great! Hope you love them Amanda!

  7. These look so delicious!
    I really don’t have a lot of space either, so I usually take a look at what I’m not using and let it go to make room for newness. You most definitely have more in the way of props and such… I’d say seriously looking at expansion would be a good move. I know it would be a lot of work and extremely inconvenient…but!!

    1. Yeah, its starting to look like expansion is the way to go! I can’t let go of things very easily! Haha!

  8. Looks perfect for a hot summerday.
    Do you have space for boxes under your bed? I keep a lot of clothes in boxes under my bed and sofa

    1. Hey Cecilia! I do the same, but I need to organize it better so I can fit more under my bed! Such a great time, thank you! Have a great weekend!

  9. Ginger beer AND cherries!? Two of my favourite things! I am planning my friends hen weekend and I think this will be the perfect cocktail to make!

  10. This looks great! ^_^

    I totally understand the organization thing. I know in our one-bedroom apartment we used some wall magnetic storage for office stuff and I love using little plastic drawers to organize (plus you and store stuff on top of them too!).

    1. Hey Anna, I have actually and am currently working on that. It is still a long way out, but something I am looking to do in the future. I will be updating the blog as soon as I have more info. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much!

  11. I used to be very much a vodka person, in my twenties. Now I’m a rum gal through and through, but the truth is I would down this one alright, it looks so refreshing and we have been under the hottest heatwave here in Portugal, these last few days!!