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Cherry Bourbon Lemonade Smash | cookinginmygenes.com

Cherry Bourbon Lemonade Smash

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, bourbon cocktail, cherry cocktail, lemonade, summer cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails

It's cherry season and what better way to enjoy their lovely flavour than in a summer cocktail with bourbon and lemonade in a Cherry Bourbon Lemonade Smash!



  • 12 fresh cherries, pitted
  • pinch of sugar
  • 8 ice cubes, crushed
  • 2/3 cup lemonade
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • extra cherries for garnish


  1. Using a small knife, pit 12 cherries by slicing around the pit and twisting to remove.

  2. Add 6 cherries to each glass plus a pinch of sugar.

  3. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, smash the cherries in each cocktail glass until they start to release some of their juices.

  4. Add crushed ice into each glass. (You can crush the ice cubes in a blender or crush in a thick ziploc bag using a kitchen mallet to smash the ice.)

  5. In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, add the lemonade and bourbon and shake a couple times.

  6. Then, pour the lemonade-bourbon mixture into the glasses, splitting evenly and top with a cherry for garnish.