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Cherry Smash

  • 10 m
  • 10 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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.”


    • 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


  • 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.
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