Cherry Prosecco smash is a beautiful and sweet sparkling drink made with Prosecco and fresh cherries. A quick and elegant gluten free and refined sugar free alcoholic drink.
Hi, friends! This week in Atlanta has been especially warm, like Southern California warm and I’m loving every minute of it! This beautiful weather inspired me to keep cool with a cherry Prosecco smash in hand. My personal favorite alcoholic beverage is Prosecco so I had to share this fun and easy way to take your Prosecco to a fresh new level.
Here is what you will need to make this cherry Prosecco smash
- cherries, lots of dark red fresh cherries, pitted (keep reading for an easy trick for pitting cherries)
- Prosecco! My favorite brand is Lamarca (btw they are not sponsoring this post, I just love that brand!)
- lemon juice
- maple syrup for sweetening or whatever sticky sweetener you prefer
- fresh thyme for garnish
This Prosecco smash recipe comes together quickly. First, I pitted my cherries using a straw. I discovered this idea of using straws to pit cherries a couple of years ago somewhere in a Buzzfeed article and it’s a game changer! I can’t believe I went my entire life trying to pit cherries using knife. To pit the cherries with a straw: take the end of the straw and insert it into the top of the cherry and through the opposite end. This will pop the pit out and leave you with a perfectly pitted cherry.
After pitting my cherries, I smashed them in a cocktail shaker until the juices released. I stirred in my maple syrup and lemon juice and then poured the mixture into serving glass with ice. Finally, I topped them off with Prosecco.
If you love this recipe, you will love some of these other recipes on my blog
Cherry and Thyme Prosecco Smash
- 3/4 cup fresh cherries pitted
- 2-3 or to taste tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- thyme sprigs
- Place the pitted cherries, syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker and smash until juices release. OR place into a food processor or blender and blend well. If you like cherry chunks (I’m totally into it) then distribute into 4 serving glasses OR use a fine mesh strainer to remove the cherry pieces.
- Add ice to the glass and top with Prosecco. Serve with fresh thyme sprigs.