Cherry Mojitos

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 3, 2012

Thank you to my friends Greg and Kari for introducing me to this drink. With a few minor adjustments, I am completely satisfied to share this with all of you!

It seems every summer there is one drink that I get hooked on, and I make it repeatedly. This summer I not only had the cherry beer margaritas, but now I’m hooked on cherry mojitos. I guess cherries are in this year!

And this is a great drink to put together for, oh say, the 4th of July! ENJOY!

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Cherry Mojitos

by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 limes, juiced and zested separately
  • 16oz bag frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry flavored rum
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
Instructions
First make a simple syrup by combining the sugar, water and zest from 4 limes in a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
In food processor, process the frozen cherries until finely blended. Add in the fresh mint leaves and the juice of your 4 limes.
In a blender, mix cherry mixture with lime syrup and rums. Pour over ice and enjoy immediately!
**Recipe adapted from Food Network
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

What a fabulous cocktail! Yum!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Oh yum. I love your drinks Aimee! I have a box of cherries in my fridge that is begging me to create a drink out of it. Yum!!!!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

It’s almost 5 o’clock on a pre-holiday eve I guess you’d call it & this is perfect!

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Ellen B Cookery July 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

This could very easily become our drink of the summer!

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Jocelyn July 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

This sounds really great!!! Perfect for a hot summer day with a good book…or for when your bloggy friend comes to visit you really really soon:-)

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Karly July 4, 2012 at 1:12 am

I’m going to start drinking this at 8am tomorrow. I really wanna enjoy the 4th this year. I think these will do the trick.

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Carolina HeartStrings July 5, 2012 at 1:39 am

I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks so perfect for every summer gathering. Love the pics.

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Angie@Echoes of Laughter July 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

Looks SO yummy Aimee! What time are you serving drinks? lol! Angie xo

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Hayley July 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Oh. Mah. Gosh. When Dorothy and I have our scheduled RHOOC reunion viewing party of 2, we are SO making these. They look SO good!

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Aimee July 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I wanna come! But I don’t watch RHOOC, I’ll just bring drinks and giggle!

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Claire Jain July 6, 2012 at 2:24 am

These sound amazing :-D

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Motivated Mommy of two July 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

This looks delicious and perfect for a summer drink. Stopping by from blissful and domestic link party. I have pinned and will check out your pin board as well

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TidyMom July 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

oh what a perfect summer drink!

Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/bright-ideas-for-summer/ Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

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Monica @ M Double M July 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I’m on a cherry kick lately too. It doesn’t get much better :) I’ll most definitely have to try this, it sounds AMAZING!

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