Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen and Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own.

The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting hotter and fruit is in season, that can mean only one thing – it’s summer! This time of year means we will be spending lots of time outdoors. Whether we are swimming at the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying a simple picnic, my family loves soaking up summer fun with good food, great friends and refreshing summer drinks, like this refreshing Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash.

Blackberry tart cherry lemonade drink recipe

My family knows that the perfect way to cool off in this Texas heat is with a tall glass of lemonade.  But this isn’t just any lemonade, the sweetness of bright citrus and the delightful pucker of tart cherry juice will make your taste buds sing with joy!  

Perfect picnic drink

I recently discovered R.W. Knudsen Family® Juices and have been mixing things up with our signature summer drink.  RW Knudsen provides all natural 100% juice and each 8 oz glass is a serving of fruit! Refreshing all on its own, the Just Tart Cherry juice is one of my favorites.  It has the smoothest flavor and it’s organic which means no pesticides were used to grow the cherries. And there is no need to make a trip to the Farmer’s Market for this goodness, you can enjoy a ready-made glass of RW Knudsen Juice from Walmart – It’s Just that Simple!

Just tart cherry juice

But, when the temperature soars into the triple digits it’s time to whip up a thirst-quenching summer drink that’s refreshing and better-for-you.  This Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash is made with just a few ingredients and will take you less than 5 minutes to make, which means you’ll be cooling off with a refreshing summer sip in no time.

Blackberry cherry lemonade smash

Start by adding a few fresh pitted cherries and blackberries to your glass. Gently muddle the two together.

Cherry smash

Fill the glass with ice. Next, pour the lemonade into the glass about 2/3 full.

Tart cherry lemonade ice

Just tart cherry lemonade

Top the lemonade off with Just Tart Cherry juice.  Stir to combine all ingredients.

Rw knudsen just tart cherry

Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge, fresh cherries, blackberries and mint.

Summer drink tart cherry lemonade smash

Pack a picnic, head to the pool or spend a quite afternoon at home. No matter how you decide to spend your summer, I’m certain you will love this refreshing summer drink! 

Summer picnic

Make sure you head to your local Wal-Mart and stock up on R.W. Knudsen Family Just Tart Cherry juice. Trust me you are going to want to have this one hand all summer long, delicious on it’s own or mixed with lemonade, it’s Just that Simple.


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Yummy.. I lovee cherries..

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