How about graduating from collecting plastic cherries from a children’s board game to collecting fresh and juicy organic cherries from your own garden to make an elegant cherry mojito? Cherries are delicious, nutritious, and a bit pricey, so we got great tips for growing your own cherries on the Organic Gardening website. Not only do they taste great, but also look beautiful in your gardening dangling like earrings from the tree. Of course we enjoy nibbling on fresh cherries, but we also enjoy cherry pie and this refreshing cherry mojito. It’ll look great at your holiday parties, too!
Serves 4 to 6 – Prep time: 10 minutes + 20 minutes cooling
- 1 pound bag frozen pitted organic cherries or fresh organic cherries, pitted
- 2 cups crushed ice, plus extra to serve
- 1/2 cup packed organic fresh mint leaves
- 1/3 cup fresh organic lime juice (about 3 limes)
- 1 cup citrus flavored rum
- 1 2/3 cups organic Lime Simple Syrup, recipe below
- Fresh cherries, for garnish
Put all the ingredients (except the cherries for garnish) in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into chilled glasses with crushed ice. Garnish with cherries.
Lime Simple Syrup
- 2 cups organic sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 organic limes, zested
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lime zest over medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using.
Recipe Adapted from Food Network- Giada De Laurentiis
Written by Greenista Girl Shubhra
Photos by iFood TV