A smooth and fruity drink that perfectly combines a dark spirit with sweet cherry flavor. This drink will please a crowd, it’s not too sweet and works well for any festive gathering. Learn how to make the cherry bourbon smash.
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A smash is a word used in a lot of cocktails. It generally refers to a drink that combines ice, water, herbs and fruit. It’s a very liberal term encompassing a lot of cocktails! This drink follows most of those rules, combining bourbon, club soda, fruit and citrus.
How to make a pink drink
Sometimes you need a drink to look a certain way to compliment a themed party or holiday. This simple pink drink can be enjoyed on Valentine’s day, or during the summer at a festive party.
The key to most pink drinks is grenadine. This simple and sweet syrup has a cherry flavor and you don’t need much to turn any cocktail into a pretty pink drink.
What is bourbon
Bourbon is a type of American whiskey, so all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. It can only be made in the US, following strict distillery guidelines. Bourbon starts with a corn mash and is aged in charred oak barrels that can only be used once. No flavor is added so the taste typically reflects the barrel is has been aged in.
Due to the strict nature of how bourbon can be made in the US, distilleries are left with many used charred oak barrels. They have gotten creative and other industries are putting these barrels to use.
Coffee and wine manufacturers have used the barrels to infuse this unique flavor into their products without adding any alcohol.
If you ever have a chance to visit a bourbon distillery and take a tour I would highly recommend it, You’ll leave with all kinds of cocktail knowledge that you can share while sipping on a fun drink like the cherry bourbon smash.
Bourbon is delicious when enjoyed on it’s own or over ice. The flavor is bold and works well as a slow sipping drink. It can also be mixed with a variety of sodas or fruit juices. Try using bourbon in this whiskey fizz or a hot toddy.
Cherry Bourbon Smash
An easy pink drink made with bourbon.
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 3/4 grenadine
- 4-6 oz club soda
- Combine bourbon, lime juice and grenadine in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well.
- Strain into an ice filled glass.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Try straining this cocktail into a tall glass and adding more club soda for a lighter version.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
This pink drink is embellished with maraschino cherries, you can also add a slice of lime to the skewer for a nice compliment.
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