Black Cherry Smash with Budweiser Black Cherry Hard Seltzer


Black Cherry Smash with Budweiser Black Cherry Hard Seltzer

This Black Cherry Smash cocktail makes the case that bourbon and black cherry have a taste affinity that’s meant to be.

What started with everyone drinking posh sparkling waters has manifested into “hard seltzer” or soda water mixed with neutral-flavored alcohol, plus flavoring. Hard seltzer is sparkling water, aka club soda, instilled with attitude; generally between 4.5% and 7% ABV. Citrus, berry flavored, and tropical fruit seltzers are just the right vehicles for creating summer cocktails with fresh fruit garnishes, like this Black Cherry Smash.


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Be mindful: While these cocktails are mixed with what seems like flavored club soda — given their “attitude,” one cocktail is more like having a beer and a shot.


Muddle ⅓ cup blackberries, ¼ cup blueberries, and mint leaves in bottom of a pitcher.

Stir in bourbon, seltzer, and simple syrup; serve over ice. Garnish cocktails with mint sprigs and fresh berries

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per cocktail

Calories: 221

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 8mg 0%

Carbs 15g 5%

Protein 0g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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