Berlin Sylvestre, Staff Writer
The Cherry Smash sounds like a porn flick from the ’70s, but it’s actually a super-delicious (and strangely hydrating) drink that’s perfect for your poolside throwdowns.
1 cup of pitted cherries
1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves (and four sprigs for garnish!)
8 teaspoons of sugar
3/4 cup of dark rum
1/4 cup of lime juice
3 cups of cherry-flavored seltzer
Divide the cherries, mint leaves, and sugar among four glasses.
Smash everything together with the back of a wooden spoon.
Stir in the rum and lime juice.
Fill those glasses with ice and top with the cherry seltzer.
Grab those mint sprigs and plunk ‘em into the drink.
Drink all four. (Just kidding. Be responsible, kiddos.)