July 7th, 2009
Many San Diegan's have been complaining about June Gloom, but turn the calender to July and just like that Summer is in full force. Perhaps my favorite thing about Summer is the resurgence of cherries! So last week when I had dinner guests it only seemed natural to treat them to something refreshing, a cocktail that screams Summer. So I decided to do something similar to Micheal Ruhlman's
When making a classic mojito my sweetner of choice is normally a simple syrup or brown sugar. However, due to the cherry's delicate flavor I opted for
A word to the wise: Plan ahead and pick up extra cherries. This luscious beverage is so darn tasty that I guarantee you will want seconds and thirds. The problem is, that by then you may be too intoxicated to drive :)
Sour Cherry Mojito Recipe
bunch of mint
sour cherries (pits and stems removed), lots of them
2 oz white rum
plenty of crushed ice
soda water or sparkling mineral water
about ½ oz agave nectar or simple syrup to taste
squeeze of lime
1. In a highball or tall mixing glass, gently muddle together 1 large sprig of mint and a handful of cherries. If you are not familiar with mojitos or muddling the basics on how to muddle mojito are covered in a previous post.
2. Add to glass the run, ice, soda water and agave nectar/simple syrup. Stir until the beverage is well combined and glass is nice and frosty. Add squeeze of lime and fresh mint for garnish. Enjoy - it's tough, I know, but try not to guzzle this nectarous drink down all at once.