Pucker Up For These Cherry Lime Mojitos
Cooking LSL knows that cherries and limes make for a mighty fine rum mojito. Add in some fresh mint and this refreshing cocktail will keep you cooler than the other side of the pillow all summer long.
Cherry Lime Mojito
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
For the drink:
- 6 cherries
- juice from 1 lime
- 12 mint leaves
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1/2 cup club soda
- Prepare simple syrup, by combining 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bringing it to a boil. Stir to let sugar dissolve and remove from heat. Let syrup cool.
- In a sturdy glass, combine cherries, mint leaves, rum and simple syrup. Muddle to extract juices from mint leaves and cherries. Add ice and then top with soda water.
- Garnish with lime wedges, mint leaves and fresh cherry. Serve immediately.
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