Cherry Mojitos

Happy Thirsty Thursday, everyone!  We have another guest post for you today.  My friend, Kim, over at Feed Me, Seymour (go check her blog out b/c the food is delicious and the photos are beautiful), was kind enough to lend us the recipe for this delicious cocktail.  Take it away, Kim!
Cherry Mojitos ~ Feed Me, Seymour | A Nerd Cooks
When my blogging buddy Lauren asked me if I wanted to guest post, I didn’t hesitate for even a second before saying yes. But shortly after, the wheels in my brain started turning as to what I would make and share. There are just so many options. I wanted something that was fun and tasty but easy to make and also representative of the friendship that Lauren and I share (this involves a love of both Dexter and Liz Lemon).
This cherry mojito ended up being my choice and I am definitely happy with it. If you know Lauren, you know about her Thirsty Thursday posts. They are probably some of my favorites! I thought I would take a page out of her book and go cocktail! Think Tom Cruise and cheesy 80s clothing.
When mixed properly, this mojito is just the right amount of sassy liquor and sweet cherry mint flavors. It plays on the classic mojito with the cherry syrup and the muddled fruit at the bottom looks stunning in  a glass! Whip up a big batch of these for your next party or dinner gathering. They are the epitome of cool and refreshing.
For cherry syrup:
2 cups cherries, pitted and roughly chopped
1 cup sugarFor mojito:
2 Tbsp. cherry syrup
6 to 8 mint leaves
1 slice of lime
1 shot of white rum
club soda or lemon lime soda
DirectionsCombine cherries and sugar in a container and put in the fridge for at least an hour. The cherries and sugar will muddle and combine. In a glass, place mint leaves and cherry syrup. Add in juice from lime slice, then add the lime slice to the glass. Using the back of a spoon, muddle the ingredients gently. You don’t want to destroy the mint, only bruise it. Add in the rum and top off with club soda or lemon lime soda. Use the spoon and stir well to combine all the flavors.Makes 1 mojito with additional cherry syrup left over.
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