Very Cherry Lime Mojito

Now that I’ve officially fallen prey to the Valentine’s Day bug, I’ve been trying to create a new, pretty, and pink hued cocktail.  My original intent was to use up some pomegranate liqueur that’s been sitting around.  But I suppose the reason it’s been sitting around is because I really don’t like it.  At all.

And so I moved on to the only other red liquid in the apartment: black cherry juice.  The drink was a hit but I definitely missed the mark on the color:  rather than the pink blush I was envisioning, I ended up with this deep, dark drink would be more appropriate for a Vampire-themed event.  Anybody having a Breaking Dawn release party this weekend?  You can all toast when pregnant Bella gets her first taste of blood.

Yep- I just outed myself as a Twilight Fan.  I keep watching the movies hoping that they’ll match the magic of the angsty, unintentionally hilarious original film.  No luck so far.  Maybe the final film will deliver?  Otherwise I’m hoping that The Hunger Games will fill that little spot in my heart reserved for young adult movies.

Yep- I just outed myself as a Twilight Fan.  I keep watching the movies hoping that they’ll match the magic of the angsty, unintentionally hilarious original film.  No luck so far.  Maybe the final film will deliver?  Otherwise I’m hoping that The Hunger Games will fill that little spot in my heart reserved for young adult movies.

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Very Cherry Lime Mojito

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

* 2 sprigs of mint
* 1/2 lime, cut into three wedges
* 1 1/2 ounces white rum*
* 1/4 cup black cherry juice
* handful of ice
* 1/2 cup sparkling water or seltzer water
* slice lime and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions:

In a glass, muddle the mint and lime wedges (I use a wooden spoon). Add the rum and cherry juice and stir to mix. Add ice and then the sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of lime and mint leaves, if desired.

* Last summer I made some bing cherry-infused vodka and also made one of these using that in place of the rum.... excellent. Definitely something to try next cherry season.

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    Anonymous — February 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    This sounds great! Where do you find black cherry juice?

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    • CATE — February 12th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

      I got mine at Safeway, but I've often seen it at natural food stores. Just be sure to get the 100% juice :)

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    Becky at VintageMixer — April 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Just pinned this! I looks amazing. I'm all for simple cocktails and cherry juice is a favorite :) thanks!

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    • CATE — April 10th, 2012 @ 6:58 am

      Thanks for the pin Becky :)

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