Cherry Smash

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Cherry Smash

Celebrate fresh cherries with this mint-infused cherry cocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed) cherries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) dark rum
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 cups cherry-flavored seltzer

Preparation

Divide cherries, mint leaves and sugar among 4 glasses. Mash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in rum and lime juice. Fill glasses with ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 161
fat 0 g (0 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 16 g
protein 1 g
fiber 1 g
sodium 2 mg
potassium 131 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (15% daily value).

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 fruit

From EatingWell July/August 2009