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Cherry Mojito

Cherry Mojito

This is a refreshing and beautiful summer drink and very easy to adjust the strength of (you can also just add seltzer to the cherries and lime juice which I’m sure is also really delicious). I would suggest substituting frozen berries instead of pitting all the fresh cherries as suggested in the recipe below… that takes FOREVER and it stains your fingers and counter top bright red. The recipe is from Martha Stewart and strangely enough I found it while running on the treadmill and watching the Martha Stewart cooking show. Yes, I was made fun of for this but not any more after I served this drink and everyone loved it!

PS No idea why this is called a mojito since there is no rum involved – maybe punch would be a better word?

Cherry Mojito

Martha Stewart

Serves 12

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice (about 9 limes)

3 pounds dark cherries, such as Bing or Burlat, pitted

2 1/4 cups best-quality black cherry or plain vodka

1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling water

Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. (Makes about 2 cups syrup.) Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.

Put lime juice into a medium nonreactive bowl. Halve 2/3 of the cherries; add all cherries to lime juice. Stir in syrup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to overnight).

Stir cherry mixture and vodka in a large serving bowl. Fill 12 glasses with ice. Spoon 1/2 cup cherry-vodka mixture into each glass. Top with sparkling water; serve immediately

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