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Cherry Mojitos Jul 11th 2014, 10:00, by Lori Lange
You’ve probably noticed that I have a few cocktails to share with you this summer. Here’s another! > Cherry Mojitos
Yes, you’re seeing Elvis on those glasses. Once upon a time, my husband was quite enamored with Elvis. We had a whole lot of memorabilia, he once participated in an Elvis impersonation contest (complete with costume), and yes… my whole family has been to Graceland! Over the years, his “Elvis Mania” has calmed a bit. But we did happen to hang onto these cocktail glasses. When I made this recipe, I asked my husband if he had any tall cocktail glasses. He brought me these. They were not exactly what I had in mind, but they actually worked perfectly for my Cherry Mojitos!
These mojitos begin with fresh mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. I like a lot of mint in my mojitos, and the fresher the better too!
A little rum, a little lime juice, and a little muddling to smash those all together. The “cherry juice” comes from mixing simple syrup and fresh cherries in the blender. Strain out the cherry pulp, and you’ve got a perfect, sweetened cherry juice for making mojitos!