The Dark Sweet Cherry Mojito has become my newest obsession and my favorite weekend drink this spring! Frozen cherries that are blended with a little water a little sweetener and served up with lime juice and rum. Delicious, pretty, and oh so addicting!

Cherry Mojito

 

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We fell in love with mojitos after our very first Caribbean cruise back in 2009. Grumpy and I had taken our first ever real vacation and cruise back then and fell in love with life in the sun and relaxation along with Pina Coladas and Mojitos!

 

Cherry Mojito

 

The ingredients are pretty basic. I love to use Captain Morgan’s White Rum in my mojitos. To me it is the best! Because I like to keep sugar content down for beverages I used our sweetener of choice and I love the Dark Sweet Cherries I find in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s. Normally a little club soda is poured on top of the mojito and I probably would have done so here if I had some however it wasn’t terribly missed in the recipe.

 

Cherry Mojito

 

I love to use  my NutriBullet for blending together my fruit. It is the most amazing and awesome machine I own (right up there with my little coffee bean grinder!). I put the cherries in the NutriBullet and then add just enough water to barely cover them.

 

Cherry Mojito

 

Once the cherries are blended you can strain them into another cup if you wish. I found out that there wasn’t really much to strain so if you skip that step I don’t think it will make much of a difference.

 

Cherry Mojito

 

You have to muddle the mint, lime juice, and sugar substitute together in your cocktail shaker.

 

Cherry Mojito

 

I use two of my favorite tools for this. My wooden citrus juicer and my muddler that I bought on another one of our vacations in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. These are essential tools!

 

Cherry Mojito

 

Once you have the mint mixture all muddled, you will add your rum and cherry juice then shake and pour! Once poured, this is where you can add a splash of club soda if you wish. I’m still calling it a mojito even though I did not do this. Next time. I promise!

 

Cherry Mojito

 

If you like this recipe, then you may also be interested in some other beverage recipes I have shared in the past. Be sure to check them out after the recipe!

 

Dark Sweet Cherry Mojito

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 beverage

Serving Size: 1 beverage

Calories per serving: 224

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dark sweet frozen cherries
  • water to just cover cherries, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • juice of 1 lime (use two limes if the lime is not very juicy)
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 2-3 shots white rum depending on strength preference

Instructions

  1. Using Nutribullet or blender, blend cherries and water together until fine. Strain juice if desired.
  2. In shaker, muddle together mint, sugar, and lime juice. Add ice, cherry juice, and rum. Shake well and strain into glass. Top off with a little club soda if desired and garnish with cherry and mint.
  3. Makes 2-3 servings. Feel free to play with the ratio mixture of rum and cherry juice to your taste,

Notes

Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 17 Sugar: 11 Fiber: 2 Protein: 1

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