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Cocktail Friday: Black Cherry Bourbon Cola Smash

A refreshing and simple cocktail with black cherries, cola, cherry brandy and bourbon.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Servings: 2
Author: Lucy Parissi


  • 6 ripe black cherries pitted
  • 60 ml | 2oz bourbon
  • 30 ml | 1oz cherry brandy
  • Juice of half a lime plus wedges to serve
  • cold cola to top up or ginger beer, soda water


  • Put the cherries, bourbon, cherry brandy and lime juice in your cocktail shaker (or a large glass will do). Muddle the cherries with a muddling spoon or the end of a rolling pin.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  • Fill two rocks glasses with plenty of ice. Strain the cocktail over the ice, dividing between the glasses.
  • Top up with cola and serve with a wedge of lime. Serve immediately.