Cherry Smash Cocktail Drink Menu Option

 

Cherry Smash

(photo by: Pornchai Mittongtare)

Here is a beautiful and yummy drink option for your cocktail menu. This is a Cherry Smash from Epicurious. Enjoy!

Ingredients

* 1 cup fresh pitted Bing cherries
* 1/4 cup kirsch (clear cherry brandy)
* 1/4 cup sugar

 

* 1 cup ice cubes
* 6 tablespoons Courvoisier or other premium Cognac
* 1/4 cup orange curaçao
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon Cherry Heering liqueur or other cherry liqueur

 

Preparation
Combine cherries, kirsch, and sugar in medium bowl; stir to blend. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours, stirring occasionally. (Brandied cherries can be made 2 weeks ahead. Cover and chill.)

 

Place 2 Martini glasses in freezer and chill at least 2 hours.

 

Place 3 brandied cherries in each of 2 chilled glasses; crush cherries with back of spoon. Combine ice cubes, Cognac, orange curaçao, lemon juice, and cherry liqueur in cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into Martini glasses with cherries, and serve.

 

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Drink Option French 75

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Ingredients
* 1 lemon
* 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) gin
* 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
* 1 cup ice cubes
* 1/4 cup (2 ounces) dry sparkling wine, such as brut Champagne, chilled

 

Preparation
Using zester or paring knife, slice peel from lemon in long, thin spiral. Reserve lemon for another use and set peel aside.

 

In cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.

 

Curl lemon peel around finger to create twist at least 6 inches long. Garnish drink with twist and serve immediately.
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Margarita Popsicles

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Ingredients

 

  •    1/2 cup tequila
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coarse kosher salt
  • 6 frozen lime-flavored ice pops or fruit bars, unwrapped

Prep
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