- 6 halved cherries , plus more for garnish
- 6 mint leaves , plus more for garnish
- ½ lime , cut into 4 wedges
- ½ oz maple syrup
- 1-2 oz white rum , or more to taste
- 1 cup sparkling water
This recipe was created in the context of an Instagram partnership with SuperFresh Growers.
I am a mojito girl; I really am!
The very first mojito I had was when Sam (my boyfriend) and I took a trip to Spain. On our very last day in Barcelona, we treated ourselves to a super fancy meal to celebrate our very first trip together as a couple.
We had read countless review saying that that restaurant’s blackberry mojito was one of the best things on the entire menu. Not being the most experienced cocktails drinkers and connoisseurs, we figured, let’s listen to the reviews and try it out.
Let me tell you, it is one of the best drinks I have drank to this day, even if that was about 8 years ago!
The cocktail was so refreshing, fizzy, sweet, slightly tangy and the blackberries added another level of flavor that we absolutely adored.
SInce that day, mojitos have always been a go-to summer drink in my family. Although more often than not, we stick to the classic version (without any fruit), once in a while, we like to experiment with new variations.
Therefore, when I was offered to work with Superfresh Growers for an Instagram collaboration, I thought why not go down memory lane and create a fruity mojito that reminded me of the very first cocktail I ever had, but that also featured another seasonal fruit: cherries.
Cherries are delightfully sweet, wonderfully fragrant and add a complexity to the traditional mojito that I personally love.
The drink can be ready in minutes! All you have to do is muddle together the cherries, mint, and lime wedges. Top this mixture with white rum, a touch of maple syrup, tons of ice and sparkling water and you’ve got yourself the ultimate summer drink!
Well, on that note, I have already made this cocktail of 6 times in the course of 3 weeks and served it to various people and it was a hit! So I think you will love it too if you give it a try. It is super fresh, bright, wonderfully bubbly, fragrant and super easy to put together.
If you do give this recipe a try and share about it on Instagram, make sure to tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!