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Cheers to this Cherry Smash Old Fashioned! True to it’s name, you smash fresh cherries, add in your favorite bourbon and enjoy! Ready in just minutes, you will love this spin on a classic Old Fashioned. While I am a proud Stemilt Crisp Collaborator my love of fresh cherries, cocktails and this recipe are my own.
Cherry Smash Old Fashioned Cocktail
I have a few things to celebrate with you all.
I made a new cocktail. And we all love a new cocktail.
August 15th is National Chant At The Moon Day. Wait, what?
National Chant at the Moon Day is a very special day – it celebrates Moon Cherries, which are premium high altitude bites of AMAZING. So, on August 15th grab some famous A Half Mile Closer to the Moon® cherries, snack on em right out of the bag while sipping on my Cherry Smash Old Fashioned. Stemilt’s way of encouraging YOU to get outside, chant at the moon and enjoy a bag of our with your friends and family.
Moon Cherries bloom later and ripen later, learn more about why Kyle Mathison, the “Cherry King” believes these cherries have an extra boost of nutrients here.
I have two bags of Moon Cherries in my house right now and I can promise you, they are absolutely delicious. Every time I walk into the kitchen, I grab a handful. They would be gone in a day or two, but I told my family that they had to wait until National Chant at the Moon Day before devouring them all 🙂
Alright, let me tell you about my Cherry Smash Old Fashioned…
Cherry Smash Old Fashioned Key Ingredients
Cherries – I used Moon Cherries
Bourbon – A good whiskey will do as well
Maple syrup – You can use simple syrup if you have it
That’s it! Oh, and ice.
So, how do you make a Cherry Smash Old Fashioned?
Remove the pits from 4 moon cherries, then cut the cherries in half. Place the cherries on the bottom of your favorite glass, squeeze in some lemon juice, add in the maple syrup, give the cherries a good smashing, add in the bourbon, stir, add ice….sip and enjoy!
You can have this incredibly yummy cocktail ready in about 5 minutes. Make two and share one with a friend. I’ll be your friend 🙂
Can you use frozen cherries to make this cherry cocktail?
I haven’t, but if that’s all you have on hand I would recommend letting them thaw first so that you don’t get the extra moisture in your cocktail.
Cherry Smash Old Fashioned
- 4 Cherries I used Moon Cherries
- 2 ½ oz Bourbon Whiskey will work
- 1 wedge Lemon
- 1 tsp Maple syrup simple syrup is an easy substitute
- Remove the pits from 4 moon cherries, then cut the cherries in half.
- Place the cherries on the bottom of your favorite glass, squeeze in the juice from one lemon wedge, and add in the maple syrup.
- Give the cherries a good smashing. I used a big spoon. You want to release all of that incredible cherry juice.
- Add in the bourbon.
- Stir well.
- Add ice.
- Top with a slice of lemon and a cherry.
- Sip and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this Cherry Smash Old Fashioned as much as I do!
What’s one of your favorite way to enjoy cherries?