DOTW: Cherry Smash

I picked up a bunch of cherries at the supermarket the other day, and promptly investigated how I could make a yummy cocktail out of this. What I found was this Cherry Smash, and I love it! it requires a bit of getting your hands dirty (with cherry juice), but you’ll be glad you did.



What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Hennessy (or quality cognac of your choice)
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 3 fresh cherries , halved and pitted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • dash of simple syrup

Cut 3 cherries in half per drink, remove the pit and muddle them. I served a larger group of people, so I ended up chopping them in a food processor after I removed the pits. Combine all ingredients and pour over ice, Garnish with lemon slices and cherries.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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