Cherry Berry Bramble Smash

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Wow!  I can’t believe I’ve now been blogging for 2 years!  The time has absolutely flown by this past year.  When I first started blogging I posted about 3 times a week.  In the past year, I’ve been posting recipes 4-5 days a week and a book review every week.  Over the past 2 years I’ve written over 500 posts, gained over 700 blog followers (thank you!), added a Twitter account for my blog, and added a Facebook page.  I’ve joined many amazing groups of food bloggers and I love the community that we share together.

Check out this refreshing Cherry Bramble Smash recipe!

In honor of my blogiversary I thought I’d post my new favorite summer beverage to celebrate!  It’s a Cherry Berry Bramble Smash and it is delicious and refreshing in this hot summer heat.  It combines the juices of cherries, strawberries, lemons, and limes and then mixes them with run and simple sugar.  It not only tastes great but it has a beautiful pink color as well!

Cherry Berry Bramble Smash (adapted from Bon Appetit)
Cherry Bramble Smash

6 strawberries, stem removed and cut into quarters
6 cherries, stems and pit removed
2 lemon wedges
2 lime wedges
1 T. simple syrup
2 oz. Bicardi rum
carbonated water

1.  Combine the strawberries, cherries, lemon, lime, and simple syrup in a large cocktail shaker.  Use the handle of a wooden spoon and mash the fruit together, releasing the juices.

2.  Add in the Bicardi rum.  Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

3.  Strain into a short glass filled with ice.  Top with enough carbonated water to fill the glass.  Garnish with a cherry and a strawberry.

Sip on a Cherry Bramble Smash this summer!




  1. i like to make all kinds of things. new things are my favorite. i never know how the recipe will turn out and its always a challenge! 🙂

  2. I do a mean banana cupcake filled with vanilla cream topped with Buttercream.
    rierie11booger (@)

  3. 1 lb. dry fondant mix
    I’ve been looking forward to working with fondant.
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  4. My bucket list includes how to make the fun cakes and cupcakes. I would love to work with the fondant and learn how to make it sparkle!

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