There was a day when going to a party on a Friday night was the BEST way to spend an evening. Or, when I was younger and had young kids I imagined it was the best way while I was fighting small ones to get in bed. Now I'm all about putting on my yoga pants, turning on Netflix, and sitting with Nate with a cocktail. This Bourbon Cherry Smash Cocktail, one of my favorite whiskey cocktails, makes me feel like I am SOO not a loser, or old, but more like a very sophisticated, wise, and clever girl.
Anyone with a drink this delicious and pretty and fancy must be sophisticated, right?
Don't for one second decide you won't like this because it is made with bourbon. Don't do it. I hosted a happy hour at my co-working location and made this drink...
"I'll try it I don't really like Bourbon, though." they drink...
"Oh gosh, where is the recipe?" and have two.
Yep. I TOLD you to just try it.
Not only will you be drinking a GORGEOUS cocktail but it has real old man booze in it, as well. Double sophistication! Totally negates the fact that you are wearing yoga pants and have zero intentions of changing into pajamas before you go to bed.
Let me give you a quick tip that ups the cool factor on this drink AND the tastiness. Especially if you are going to invite friends and serve this drink. Which, if you are my friend and invited me over for yoga pants, Netflix, and cocktails I would kiss you.
Friend, wanna? Your house. I'll bring the cocktails.
Oh wait, the tip...
Grab a container of cherries (fresh, if you can.) and dump them into a large jar. Fill the jar, until the cherries are covered, with bourbon. Leave it there for a couple of days, in the fridge.
Use this cherry bourbon for your cherry smash cocktail.
Oh. My. Gosh. SOOOO good. And you are now the coolest.
Bourbon Cherry Smash Cocktail
- 5 cherries
- 1 oz bourbon (best if cherries were soaked in for a couple days!)
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- cherry 7-up OR cherry seltzer
- Muddle the cherries.
- Fill a glass with ice. Combine the cherries, bourbon, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Pour over ice.
- Top with cherry seltzer or cherry 7-Up.
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