Cherry Smash

Cherry Smash

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

Celebrate fresh cherries with this mint-infused cherry cocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed) cherries
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 ounces ( ¾ cup) dark rum
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 3 cups cherry-flavored seltzer


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  1. Divide cherries, mint leaves and sugar among 4 glasses. Mash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in rum and lime juice. Fill glasses with ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cocktail
  • Per serving: 163 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 263 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 19 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 130 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit

Reviews 4

July 22, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Sounds Good Haven't tried yet, but sounds good. Sparkling ICE makes a cherry limeade that would probably work great in this. Will give it a try.
August 04, 2012
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By: Machka1
LOVE IT! Love this drink! The cherries make it really different from the normal type of citrus drink. The rum (aka BOOZE) is awesome with it...adds a whole new dimension of flavor. This one is a keeper. Pros: Crisp, different, summer-like
July 12, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
of course you can leave out the rum
June 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
it look great until i saw the rum in it! but i wonder if you can leave out the rum? please forgive me, bu it just seem that when you see something real good it has some kind of boos in it...