This Cherry Bomb Drink brings together fresh muddled cherries, lemons, limes, and mint leaves. Combined with a dark rum and Angostura bitters, it’s a sweet, punchy drink that tastes like summer!
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Last week, my CSA included a pound of organic bing cherries, which is why July is one of my favorite months! You can buy fresh cherries for around $3 a bag, as opposed to $10 when they’re not in season.
I snacked on a lot of the cherries at work, but saved a few to make a cherry bomb cocktail! My boyfriend and I enjoyed these drinks on a lazy Sunday afternoon 🙂
If you’re looking for a fresh tasting and vibrant cocktail, you will love this cherry bomb drink!
Cherry Bomb Drink
To make this summer cocktail, you start by adding cherries that have been cut in half and pitted, with the steps removed. Add the lemon, lime, and mint leaves.
If you have a muddler, you can use it to muddle the ingredients together. If not, use the end of a wooden spoon to muddle.
Strain the liquid into a shaker filled with ice. Add in rum and a dash of Angostura bitters.
Shake well to mix and cool, then strain into a glass of ice. Garnish with a fresh cherry and a mint leaf!
Printable Recipe – Cherry Bomb Drink
Do you want to print out this recipe to hang on your fridge or share with a friend? Here is a printable version!
- 4 fresh cherries, halved and pitted
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/4 lime
- 5 - 6 mint leaves
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Add cherries, lemon, lime, mint leaves, and simple syrup to a sturdy glass. Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to muddle the ingredients together.
- Transfer liquid to a shaker filled with ice. Add in rum and bitters, shaking to combine and cool. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with mint leaves.
Pin it – Cherry Bomb Drink
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