Sweet Virgin Blended Cherry Mojito

Barbara Oseland

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What a great way to have something to sip on at gatherings, holidays or in the hot summer months. This one will give the taste of a Mojito without the hangover the next day.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
frozen pitted cherries
2 c
crushed ice
1/2 c
packed fresh mint leaves, must be fresh
1/3 c
fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
1 c
citrus flavored soft drink (sprite, 7-up, sierra mist)
1 2/3 c
lime simple syrup (recipe below)
lime wedges, fresh or frozen pitted cherries and ice for serving

LIME SIMPLE SYRUP

2 c
sugar
1 c
water
3
limes, zested
yields about 1 2/3 cups

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and lime zest over medium heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool. About 15 minutes. Strain through fine wire strainer before mixing into drink.
2
For drink:
Place cherries, crushed ice, mint, lime juice and simple syrup into blender and blend till smooth. Add Citrus flavored drink and combine with spoon (do not turn on blender for this part). Pour mixture into chilled glasses and top with ice, lime wedges and cherries.

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