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.
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
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Carbs 15g 5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.