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Cherry Lime Mojitos

Cherry Lime Mojitos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #lime #cherry #rum #cocktail #recipe

My first sip of this cocktail was pure fizzy cherry lime heaven. Cherries, lime, and fresh mint come together with rum and club soda to make a delightful and refreshing spring cocktail.

Do you love cherries? I soooo heart cherries. I have loved cherries since I was a child. When I was growing up, cherry pie was always my favorite kind of pie. Mom and dad would take me to the opera and we’d go out for pie after the show … I always ordered cherry. Later in life, my dad had a sour cherry tree (which has since died! sad-face.) … I loved the cherry pies he made from the cherries off that tree. He shared some of those cherries with me, that I used for Cherry Clafouti, the lovely French custard bursting with juicy cherries.

Aside from dad’s cherry tree … for many, many, many years, I denied myself the pleasure of fresh sweet cherries, telling myself they were too expensive (and actually, they were!) … and then, one year, the price went down from $6/lb. to $4/lb. and I was SO excited. I had fresh cherries in my house for the first time in I don’t know how long … and you know what? I don’t care if they go back up to $6/lb. I would pay that to have fresh sweet cherries in my life again. They are SUCH a pleasure!

Luckily, in cherry season (when I want the cherries!), they are not that much anymore. Not more than $4/lb. Yes! So cherries are here for me to play with year in year out. This makes me happy. Also, this year I have a plethora of mint. The mint I planted finally “stuck” and then totally took over my little front garden. So yes, mojitos need to be a regular thing this summer. And since I have cherries too (hurrah!) and since cherries and lime are just DIVINE together, cherry mojitos needed to happen.

Cherry Lime Mojitos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: as many as you like!

Cherry Lime Mojitos

Ingredients

    For the cherry syrup:
  • 11 oz. pitted sweet cherries
  • 1 cup sweet red wine
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 shot cherry brandy
  • For each mojito:
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Several fresh sweet cherries
  • A good wedge of lime
  • 1 shot cherry syrup
  • 1 shot rum
  • Ice
  • Club soda

Instructions

  1. To make the syrup: put the cherries, red wine, sugar and brandy in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes. Strain the juice from the cherries and reserve cooked cherries for another purpose. Let the syrup cool.
  2. To make the mojito: in a tall glass, put several mint leaves, a few of the cooked cherries and a wedge of lime. Add a shot of cherry syrup and muddle together with a spoon to mix and release the flavors of the cherry, mint & lime. Fill the glass most of the way with ice, then add rum and top with club soda. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with cherries, mint and/or fresh lime wedges. Taste and add syrup, rum or lime juice as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Cherry Lime Mojitos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #lime #cherry #rum #cocktail #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends FridaySunday Food & Fitness and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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5 Responses

  1. Raspberry has been my goto mojito when I’m not having a traditional one. But I will have to try the Cherry!

    June 5, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    • Ann

      You really should, Shelly! They’re wonderful.

      June 6, 2016 at 6:25 am

  2. Can I have that glass, yum, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

    June 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm

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