smashed cherry + whiskey cooler

July 13th, 2012

Here’s a simple drink for your weekend pleasure. Fresh bing cherries add a sweet and tart flavor along with a lovely red hue to this boozy cocktail. After muddling them in a glass, simply add a splash of lemon juice to brighten the flavor, some simple syrup so you don’t pucker up too much, and a fair amount of whiskey. This isn’t a light cocktail, that whiskey definitely makes itself known, but some days call for a little more booziness.

I hope you have an excellent weekend!

Cheers! To cherries, cocktails and a lovely weekend!

smashed cherry + whiskey cocktail

makes 1 cocktail

3-4 bing cherries, pitted
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces whiskey
1 cherry to garnish
1. In the bottom of a short glass (Old Fashioned style), muddle the cherries with the lemon juice. Fill the glass with ice, add the simple syrup and whiskey. Stir for about 10 seconds. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!



Comments: 12 Total

  1. Seriously Sassy Mama

    July 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I just found your blog and love it. This drink sounds great. Time to head to the liquor store.

  2. Greg

    July 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Some days indeed. Finished the last of my cherries before I read this so I’m settling on a Scotch Sno Cone…Shaved ice packed in a glass, then topped off with your scotch of choice. A surprisingly good choice on a 90 degree day.

  3. Chrissy

    July 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Thx for this! I’m a Cedar Ridge Manhattan fiend+ now I’m wondering if I can make a bing cherry syrup I can freeze for later this year…I make my own grenadine the Man Made DIY-way – boil down Pom with some sugar and orange peel. Making cherry syrup is probably a little more time-consuming, but it would be heaven.

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    August 12, 2012 at 12:53 am

    August 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Wow! This sounds delicious. I’ve been on a real kick with Old Fashioneds, but I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!
    Try this: 1tsp (fresh) Lemon Juice, 1tsp sugar, 2 ounces whiskey (Scotch or Bourbon), good ginger ale (Reed’s Extra Ginger Beer at the least), tumbler with ice. Put the sugar, lemon juice, and whiskey in a shaker with ice. Shake well, take the lid off and add your ginger ale/beer/brew, then strain your mix into the tumbler. Adding the ginger beer into the shaker blends with the mix better.

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    August 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm
  9. Frack girl

    August 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Just made my first one with Michter’s straight Rye. Very warm and soothing. Excellent recipe. I may cut back on the simple syrup by half. Like my
    Drinks less sweet. Thanks for posting!!

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  11. amelia from z tasty life

    September 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

    how wonderful! I am glad I found your sweet blog

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