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cocktail glasses filled with cherry juice, lime juice, bourbon and soda on a white wood background
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Cherry Lime Bourbon Smash

Cherry Lime Bourbon Smash is an easy to make summer cocktail, featuring fresh cherries, mint leaves, lime juice and bourbon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon cocktails, bourbon whiskey drinks, cherry bourbon cocktail, cherry cocktail, cherry whiskey smash, easy summer cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 226kcal
Author: NicholeL


  • ½ cup cherries pitted and halved, plus 2 whole for garnish
  • 1 sprigs fresh mint divided, plus more for garnish
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 12 oz lemon lime soda


  • Add the cherries and a few mint leaves to a container. Muddle until the cherries are broken up and have released their juices. Strain the liquid into another container.
  • Pour the lime juice and bourbon on top of the cherries and stir until combined.
  • Fill two glasses with ice and pour the cherry-bourbon-lime mixture on top.
  • Divide the soda between the two glasses.
  • Garnish with additional mint leaves, fresh cherries or lime wedges.


  • Not a fan of mint? Skip it! 
  • Bourbon and cherries are both pretty sweet, so the fresh lime juice helps to cut that. If you find the drink is still not sweet enough for your tastes, replace the fresh lime juice with the bottled, sweetened variety. 
  • Club soda, lemon lime soda and even cherry soda can be used in this recipe. 
  • To make the drink even more red, add in a splash of grenadine. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Iron: 1mg