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.

Cheers!

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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.