Cherry Cranberry Smash
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Cherry Cranberry Smash
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.9 / 5
Crisp and refreshing, this drink has no added sugar, and will definitely handle the "smash." Crisp and refreshing, this drink has no added sugar, and will definitely handle the "smash."
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White rum
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7.93% | 2.64 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
120ml 4.06oz 12cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
120ml 4.06oz 12cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Method
How to make a Cherry Cranberry Smash

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the fresh cherries in the glass, and crush with a muddler
Pour in the rum before adding the wine and cranberry juice and stir
Top off the glass with ice and sparkling water and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Cherry Cranberry Smash to blend the flavors?

To stir the Cherry Cranberry Smash effectively, first mix the white rum, cranberry juice, and white wine in the pint glass. Next, gently crush the cherries at the bottom of the glass to release their juice and blend with the liquid ingredients. Finally, add tonic water and stir the mixture gently to combine the flavors without causing too much dilution or fizz to escape.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for the Cherry Cranberry Smash?

For the Cherry Cranberry Smash, a fresh cherry or a twist of lime makes an excellent garnish. You can also add a sprig of mint for a touch of color and a fresh aroma. If you're feeling creative, a skewer of cranberries or a slice of lime can also add visual appeal and a burst of flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for the Cherry Cranberry Smash?

The Cherry Cranberry Smash is best served cold to accentuate its refreshing qualities. Chill all the liquid ingredients beforehand, and consider serving the cocktail over ice in a pint glass to keep it cool, especially during warmer weather or in a social setting where the drink might sit for a bit.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can you make a non-alcoholic version of the Cherry Cranberry Smash?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Cherry Cranberry Smash, substitute the white rum with a non-alcoholic white rum alternative or simply omit it and double the amount of tonic water for the fizz. You can also add a bit more cranberry juice or a splash of cherry syrup to maintain the fruity flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What substitutions can be made for white wine in the Cherry Cranberry Smash if unavailable?

If white wine is not available for the Cherry Cranberry Smash, you can use sparkling white grape juice or apple cider as a non-alcoholic alternative that maintains the fruity and slightly acidic profile. For an alcoholic alternative, a light Prosecco or another sparkling wine can substitute nicely, adding a bubbly texture to the cocktail.

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