I was perusing my local co-op last weekend looking for limes for that oh-so-tasty classic margarita and right smack dab at the front of the produce section was a display of amazingly delicious looking cherries. I knew immediately that they had to come home with me. No questions asked.
Then began the process of deciding on what to turn them into (read: Pinterest research) and after not entirely too long I stumbled on a winner. Ladies and gents, meet the Cherry Mojito! Courtesy of Taste Love and Nourish.
8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
6 to 8 fresh cherries, pitted
1 tablespoon sugar
Juice of half a lime
2 ounces white rum
Combine the mint, cherries and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or sturdy glass, then muddle to release the flavors. Add your rum, lime juice and ice, give ‘er a good shake then pour into your glass. If you’re like me and like the little bits of fruit and mint included with your drink, add some back in from the shaker. Top with a splash of sparking water and enjoy!
I have got to say this was one of the best mojitos I’ve ever had… guess I’m going to need more cherries!!