Raise a glass – or a can! Whether you’re hosting a virtual BBQ or simply enjoying summer’s unofficial kickoff, bring the star factor to your home with a series of signature cocktails. Sarah Tracey, ALDI sommelier partner and founder of Lush Life shares tips to elevate your summer sips without the Hollywood budget.

Check out this Cherry Blackberry Smash recipe featuring ALDI-exclusive Vista Bay Black Cherry Hard Seltzer, created with the simplest ingredients you can find at home or your local ALDI. This palette-pleaser combines this season’s freshest flavors to create a cool and refreshing beverage.

ALDI Blackberry smash
Image credit: Sarah Tracey on behalf of ALDI


Cherry Blackberry Smash




  • In a highball glass, add 1 tablespoon blackberry fruit spread, 4 fresh blackberries, and ¼ cup black cherry juice
  • Muddle to combine
  • Fill glass with ice and top with Vista Bay Black Cherry Hard Seltzer

* Recommended to serve drink in a highball glass. Recipe makes 2 servings


Visit your local ALDI to kickstart your summer or visit ALDI.us for more information.

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