Mix It Up: Cherry Blueberry Smash

Cherry Blueberry Smash | The Sweetest Occasion

It’s the time of year when honestly all I want to do is hoard all the fresh fruit I can get my hands on. It’s a real thing. It happens to those of us who live north of the Mason-Dixon Line who know our days of fresh produce are limited and will all too soon be fading into the place where beautiful memories go to live. You find yourself wandering the market with two little boys in tow, literally shaking your head in part horror and part glee because you know you probably just spent $50 on fruit. True story. It happened yesterday when we came home with not just the week’s second batch of blueberries and blackberries, but also a huge bag of cherries, peaches, grapes, and strawberries. Which naturally means you need to find something to do with all that fruit other than just snack and, thus, the Cherry Blueberry Smash was born!

Cherries | Photo by Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion Blueberries | Photo by Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion

Here’s what I like about this cocktail. It’s fruity and really refreshing without being overly sweet. Somewhere along the way you start sucking up little bits of fruit in your straw and then it kind of feels like dessert. Bonus! And, of course, it’s pretty and I’m a big advocate of pretty cocktails. (Well, pretty everything if I’m honest.) This is one of those perfect summer cocktails for sipping on the back porch on a hot summer evening. As I always preach, the key here is good ingredients. Really fresh fruit. A high quality gin. You know, the good stuff.

Cherry Blueberry Smash | The Sweetest Occasion

  • 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 6 – 8 fresh cherries
  • 1-1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • Club soda
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

Cherries | Photo by Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion Blueberries | Photo by Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion

Begin by pitting your cherries and smashing them up in a small bowl with the blueberries. I used my pestle for this part. Once smashed up pretty good, muddle in the sugar. Add more sugar if you like a sweeter drink! Transfer the fruit into your glass and add ice. Add gin and St. Germain, then top with club soda. Stick a pretty straw in it and call it delicious!

Cherry Blueberry Smash | The Sweetest Occasion

[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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Berry baskets from Garnish
Striped straws from Shop Sweet Lulu

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Comments

Dagny

Your St. Germain tonic is one of my most favorite cocktails. This looks pretty darn good too. Maybe for a girl’s night in.

I will definitely try this.Thanks for sharing

cyd

Love hearing that, thanks, Dagny! :-)

This looks so delicious! And it includes all of my favorites!! Am definitely going to try making this soon :)

Jessica
cocoandmingo.com

cyd

It’s so so good – enjoy, Jessica! ;-)

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