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Cherry Citrus Smash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 drinks
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1 lemon, sliced into wheels

1 orange, sliced into wheels 

6 maraschino cherries, stemmed, plus 4 with stems for garnish 

4 cups lemonade 

8 ounces vodka, optional 

Crushed ice

Ginger beer, for topping 


  1. Put the lemon wheels, orange wheels and stemmed maraschinos in a small pitcher and muddle with the back of a spoon. Add the lemonade and vodka, if using, and stir well.
  2. Fill 4 rocks glasses with crushed ice and then fill by two-thirds with the cocktail. Top off the glasses with ginger beer and garnish each with a maraschino.