Cherry Mojitos


For the cherry simple syrup:
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. water
1 lb. fresh cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped
To make a cherry mojito:
plenty of crushed ice
a few fresh mint leaves
1 T. fresh squeezed lime juice (sometimes I like to add a little more)
1/4 c. cherry simple syrup (fruit included)
1.5 oz. light rum
sparkling water or club soda


To make the cherry simple syrup: In a sauce pan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cherries, refrigerate until cooled before using.
To make a mojito: Add a generous scoop of crushed ice into a highball glass, drop in the mint leaves (I like to tear them a little bit before I drop them in to help release the flavor). Using a muddler, or the handle-end of a wooden spoon, bruise the mint leaves by muddling the ice and mint together. Add lime juice, simple syrup and rum, stir well. Top off with sparkling water or club soda.


With the addition of fresh cherries this cocktail is a fun, summery spin on a traditional mojito.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:29am


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