Rainier Cherry Mojito

rainier cherry mojito recipe
The past ten days have been an absolute whirlwind. I’ve traveled over a thousand miles by car and been tied to a computer for days. This weekend, I hope to take it easy; plans include a visit to the farmers’ market, pilates, and clinking fresh cocktails with friends.

I suspect any sweet summer fruit would make a great mojito mixer, but cherries seem particularly well suited. The slight sweetness of the rainier variety mixes well with mint. Bing cherries might be even better, but I haven’t had a chance to try. If you do, please let me know!

how to make a rainier cherry mojito
mojito made with rainier cherries

Rainier Cherry Mojito Recipe
Inspired by Sprouted Kitchen’s Rainier Cherry Muddler

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz white rum (Myer’s is my favorite)
  • 8 cherries
  • small handful fresh mint leaves
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar
  • club soda

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle cherries, mint, lime juice and sugar.
  2. Swirl with rum.
  3. Fill a collins glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it off with club soda.
  4. Mix by pouring the drink back into your mixing glass, then back into your drinking glass.
  5. Sip. Relax. Enjoy.

This is the third post in my summer cocktails series (and my only post this week—sorry!). Don’t miss my first cocktail, the beautiful red bell, or last week’s strawberry smash!

Comments

  1. says

    OMG!! Why do you do this to me!! lol… I love every single cocktail recipe you post!!! I want one of these sooo badly right now! I think I will fix myself a drink… with whatever I have at home :)

  2. says

    I’m a new reader of your blog – hi, nice to meet you! :) I absolutely love your posts, and this looks gorgeous! Love the idea of cherries in a drink like this.

  3. says

    Thanks so much for this recipe! There aren’t enough out there for Rainier cherries, which are of course, so delicious. This mojito was fantastic. I made it this weekend and blogged it today. So lovely!
    -Julie

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