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Playing How To Make A Gin Berry Smash Cocktail | #StayHome With John Cusimano

Rach's husband John shares his recipe for a Gin Berry Smash, made with ripe summer berries, fresh mint + lemon juice muddled together. 

John uses a muddler to crush the fresh mint and berries and release their flavors in the video above, but if you don't have a muddler, you can use the handle of a wooden spoon instead. 

Try pairing this refreshing cocktail with Rach's Popcorn Chicken with White Cheddar Popcorn & Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce


  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh berries, such as strawberries or blackberries
  • About 3 ounces gin
  • About 3 ounces elderflower liqueur (John's go-to is St-Germain)
  • About 3 ounces lemon juice
  • Ice


Serves: 2


In a cocktail shaker, add the mint and muddle about 8 times to express the oils. Add a few fresh berries, then muddle with the mint. Add gin, St-Germain and lemon juice, then fill with ice, cover and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 ice-filled glasses.

Always drink responsibly.