Thirsty Thursdays: Cherry Lime Mojito

June 21, 2012
This cherry lime mojito is a refreshing escape from the summer heat.  Cherries, lime, mint, and sugar are muddled together to help release their individual flavors.  Rum and sparkling water are added to complete this cocktail.  You can use this same technique to make a variety of mojito-esque drinks just swap out  cherries for another fruit. 
4 cherries, pitted and quartered
6 mint leaves
1/4 lime cut into wedges
1 1/2 teaspoons demerara sugar
2 ounces white rum
1 cup carbonated water (I used Lime flavored San Pellegrino)
Place cherries, mint, sugar and lime in a tall glass.
Muddle ingredients together at the bottom of the glass.
Add a few ice cubes and pour in the rum.
Fill the glass the rest of the way with carbonated water and serve.

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