Cherry Smash Cocktail

Cherry Smash Cocktail
Photo by Beth Kirby

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1 Glass

  • 4-6 cherries
  • pitted (reserving one for garnish)
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
  • Soda water to top
  1. Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice. Set aside.
  2. In cocktail shaker muddle the fresh cherries. Next add all ingredients except soda water. Shake thoroughly and strain into glass with ice.
  3. Garnish with a fresh cherry.
  • from Chef Aaron Deal, The River and Rail, Roanoke, Virginia

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