83: Bourbon Cherry Crush

83: Bourbon Cherry Crush

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When I was looking up pina coladas, I came across another blended drink recipe. The New York Times called it Cherry Crush. We were having drinks, and I figured I might as well make it since I had the stuff for it. I only made one, though, because I wasn’t really sure whether or not we’d like it. I used maraschino cherries in it, which may or may not be what it had in mind.

It was definitely bourbon-y. I didn’t like it very much. Alex said it tasted like cherry bourbon, and that he would have rather just had bourbon. Sorry, Alex. Thank you for being a guinea pig!

bourbon cherry crush
Bourbon Cherry Crush, which was actually brighter in real life

Want a different bourbon drink? I recommend this Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail, or Milk Punch if you want a slushy drink.

Bourbon Cherry Crush
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

adapted from the New York Times

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon cherry crush
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Leona Konkel
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3 pitted cherries (not maraschinos)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters (new-fangled cherry bitters would probably be nice)
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender for 1-2 minutes, until smooth. 

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