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Black Cherry Peach Smash

Every backyard barbecue deserves a little cocktail action. This Black Cherry Peach Smash combines my two favorite summer flavors: juicy peaches and sweet black cherries.

Black Cherry Peach Smash

I practically live in my backyard during the summer. If I’m not relaxing on my patio, then I’m soaking up the sun at my parents’ house while the pups run around their expansive backyard. They like to race around the perimeter of the yard while they weave in and out of the huge cypress trees my mom planted eons ago.

Black Cherry Peach Smash

My parents took their swimming pool down years ago when my siblings and I grew up and stopped using it. In retrospect, I’m not sure why we stopped getting in the pool and wish it still existed. To make up for the lack of cool water, my brother and I purchased a small plastic kiddie pool “for the dogs”, so we at least get to dip our feet in while they splash around and have fun.

On the weekends, there’s always grilled food and a signature cocktail. My mom and I set up the tiki bar, equipped with a fancy grass umbrella, and sit out under the trees while we sip on our summery cocktails.

Black Cherry Peach Smash

This week’s signature cocktail combines juicy peaches and sweet summer cherries. I don’t know how the peaches have been in your neck of the woods, but in Baltimore, the farmers have been supplying us with the sweetest, juiciest peaches this season. I’m talkin’ juice-running-down-your-arms juicy. And, they’ve been gigantic. I buy a big basket every Saturday when I visit my local farmers’ market.

I smashed a few hunks of peach with a shot of peach vodka and topped the boozy mixture with oh, so delicious mike’s hard black cherry lemonade. Their black cherry lemonade is a vibrant shade of deep crimson and tastes like cherries to the max. It’s bursting with sweet cherry flavor, and I love it to pieces. It tastes so good that you almost forget it’s an alcoholic beverage.

Black Cherry Peach Smash

Grab your sunblock, a few yard games, and one of these cocktails and get out there and enjoy the rest of the summer!

Black Cherry Peach Smash

Sweet, juicy peaches get muddled with peach vodka and topped with fizzy mike’s hard black cherry. It’s refreshing summer cocktail perfect for a party.

Yield: 2 cocktails

Total Time: 2 minutes

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces peach vodka
  • 1 ripe peach, cut into 4 slices
  • 1 (11.2-ounce) bottle mike’s hard black cherry

Directions:

  1. Remove the peach skin from two peach slices. Add 1 slice of peach to two tall glasses. Add1 ounce of vodka to each glass. Muddle the peach using a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon.
  2. Fill each glass with ice. Divide the mike’s hard black cherry between the two glasses. Garnish with the remaining peach slices.

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14 Responses to “Black Cherry Peach Smash”

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    Nicole - Coking for Keeps — August 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    These are GORGEOUS!!!! 

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    • Jennie replied August 17th, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! 

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    Ashley — August 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    You are so creative with all these cocktails! Love the cherry peach combo here – sounds fantastic!

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    • Jennie replied August 17th, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Ashley! I try to keep things spicy on the blog. 

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I feel like I keep saying this, but girl, your photography is ON POINT lately! So beautiful. And this fruity cocktail would be welcome at any backyard party I have!

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    • Jennie replied August 17th, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      You are too kind, my friend. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. This is fruity cocktail is what backyard parties are made for. 

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve been going through a MAJOR lemonade phase lately, and this black cherry goodness is calling my NAME! I love Mike’s Hard, and I wish it was 5:00 now! Pinned!

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    • Jennie replied August 17th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you so much, Taylor. Hey, it’s five o’ clock somewhere, right?

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 17, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I love this idea, especially for this hot summer!

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    • Jennie replied August 18th, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thanks, Dorothy!

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    Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) — August 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Love this. Love the peach and cherry combo

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    Carla — August 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I’m not ready for this warm weather and peaches to end – bring on the cocktails!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — August 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    My parents took their pool down too after we moved out and every summer I wish they hadn’t now! I’d give anything for a day in the sun, pool, and a couple of these smashes in hand :)

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    Susan — August 23, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Your backyard sounds like someplace I want to be, especially with this drink in hand.  p.s. I’m loving that tray you took these photos on, absolutely stunning! 

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