Monday, June 4, 2012

Cherry Mojitos


I love when cherries are in season. They are perfect in a pie, drink or just all by themselves. After working in the garden in this blazing Texas heat, I need something to cool me down. These Cherry Mojitos are just the ticket. Mojitos are typically made with mint, lime, sugar and rum. I had a ton of mint in the garden that was getting out of hand, so I picked it with this drink in mind. A cocktail in the middle of the afternoon? Hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere! 


Cherry Mojitos:

1/2 bag of fresh cherries, pitted and stems removed
1/2 cup fresh mint, stems removed
4 tablespoons sugar
juice of 4 limes
4 ounces rum (I used coconut)
1/2 bottle of sparkling water or tonic water

In a large glass or pitcher, add fresh mint leaves, cherries, sugar and lime juice. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon, to mash cherries and mint leaves together. Pour liquid through a strainer into a glass. Add rum and sparking water. Garnish with lime, mint leaves and cherries.


Enjoy!

This recipe will make approximately 2 drinks.
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22 comments:

  1. Yum, I bet this is super delicious on a hot day!

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    1. Jessica, They are so good. It is hard to drink just one:)

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  2. Yum, like a cherry lime-aid for grown-ups!

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    1. Exactly! They are so refreshing. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  3. these sound fantastic + what a gorgeous picture! looks like the perfect hot summer day drink.

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    1. Thank you Amy. They are so delicious. I'm ready to make some more:)

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  4. I'm absolutely in love with this picture!!!!!

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  5. Yum Yum Yum-My favorite drink at Jack Allens is the black cherry mojito-They use black cherry rum. I love your pic. Ha I have all the above ingredients in my fridge/garden-Guess we know what cocktail I will be sipping on tonight. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Kristina. I'm going to pick up some more cherries so I can make some more of these. They really cool you off after working in the garden. I appreciate you stopping by. Stay cool:)

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  6. Make you a deal: you make me some of these mojitos, and I'll make the snacks to go with! I love how pretty this red drink is...and I've yet to meet a mojito that I didn't love!

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    1. Deal:) A mojito pairing sounds terrific! Let's do lunch when you get back from your trip.

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  7. Gosh- those drinks look terrific! Love the idea of a cherry mojito. Can't wait until I can have a cocktail again. Stay cool!

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    1. Thanks Shelley. They are wonderful. You can make them without the rum as well. They are just as refreshing:)

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  8. Oh, yum yum yum! I've been thinking about making strawberry soda (no alcohol), but you might have just inspired me to zing it up a bit. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Mary. They are SO good. I probably whip some up for Father's Day!

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  9. Nothing says Thank God it's Happy Hour like this cocktail. Holy cow that looks so good. LOVE cherries - and pairing it with mint & lime is brilliant. Bookmarking!

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    1. I agree:) I was going to make mojitos, but I had some cherries that were about to go bad so I thought why not throw them in there. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I have GOT to have one of those! I'ma put my husband on this, short order!

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    1. Maggie, I don't think you will be disappointed. Thanks for dropping by:)

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  11. Mojito is practically my middle name and I've never had a cherry one. Thanks for this :)

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    1. This takes Mojitos to a whole new level. They are so good and easy to drink, which makes them dangerous!

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