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.