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Cherry Smash

July/August 2009

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"of course you can leave out the rum "
Cherry Smash Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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

Per serving: 161 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 131 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (15% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Beverages, alcoholic
Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
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Publication
July/August 2009

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