Begin by pitting the cherries. Place the cherries on a cutting board and using the flat part of a large knife press down until you hit the pit. Pick up the cherry and pull out the pit, sometimes the cherry will split into 2 pieces which is fine. Continue with remaining cherries.
In a 16-ounce jar or cocktail shaker add the pitted cherries and 3 sprigs of thyme. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon break up the cherries to release their juice. As you do this you’ll also release the natural oils from the thyme.
Remove the thyme stems then add in the juice of 1/2 the lemon, 1 cup Pure Leaf Cold Brew Tea and 1-2 tbsp. maple syrup. Add in 1/4 cup of ice followed by a tight fitting lid and shake for 30 seconds.
Thinly slice a few rounds from the remaining lemon half.
Fill a large glass or tumbler to the top with crushed ice. Pour in the cherry smash and garnish with a thyme sprig and 1-2 lemon rounds.
Recipe Courtesy of Megan Mitchell