Cherry Mojitos

Cherry Mojitos: the flavor of a minty mojito with a sweet cherry kick!
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

Ingredients

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 limes, juiced and zested separately
  • 16oz bag frozen pitted cherries (or two cups fresh, pitted cherries)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry flavored rum (or regular Bacardi Rum would work too)
  • 1/2 cup dark rum

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In food processor, process the frozen cherries until finely blended. Add in the fresh mint leaves and the juice of your 4 limes.
  3. In a blender, mix cherry mixture with lime syrup and rums. Pour over ice and enjoy immediately!
Aimee

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Posted on July 3, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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!!!!

  2. 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:-)

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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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