CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Adding simple syrup made with tart cherry juice and muddling a few extra Ontario cherries creates a mojito worthy of a celebration. Although this drink is so delicious you might just want to celebrate everyday!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 mins

Simple Syrup
 1 cup cherry juice from Ontario’s Pitted Red Tart Cherries
 ¾ cup white sugar
Mojito
 6 Ontario Red Tart pitted cherries
 Juice of half a lime
 2 mint sprigs
 1 tbsp cherry simple syrup
 2 oz white rum
 ½ cup broken/chopped ice
 ½ cup club soda or sparkling water

Simple Syrup
1

1. In a saucepan, stir together cherry juice and sugar.

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2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes.

3

3. Stir frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.

4

4. This makes approximately 1.5 cups of simple syrup which may be kept covered in the fridge for 1 week.

Mojito
5

1. In a tall glass, place cherries, mint and lime juice.

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2. Muddle or mash gently to release flavours. Add cherry simple syrup and rum. If possible, let sit for flavours to develop for up to 30 minutes.

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3. Gently add the ice

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4. To create a visual layer between the pink and clear liquid, slowly pour soda or sparkling water over the back of a tablespoon to complete the drink.

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5. Enjoy responsibly!

Ingredients

Simple Syrup
 1 cup cherry juice from Ontario’s Pitted Red Tart Cherries
 ¾ cup white sugar
Mojito
 6 Ontario Red Tart pitted cherries
 Juice of half a lime
 2 mint sprigs
 1 tbsp cherry simple syrup
 2 oz white rum
 ½ cup broken/chopped ice
 ½ cup club soda or sparkling water

Directions

Simple Syrup
1

1. In a saucepan, stir together cherry juice and sugar.

2

2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes.

3

3. Stir frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.

4

4. This makes approximately 1.5 cups of simple syrup which may be kept covered in the fridge for 1 week.

Mojito
5

1. In a tall glass, place cherries, mint and lime juice.

6

2. Muddle or mash gently to release flavours. Add cherry simple syrup and rum. If possible, let sit for flavours to develop for up to 30 minutes.

7

3. Gently add the ice

8

4. To create a visual layer between the pink and clear liquid, slowly pour soda or sparkling water over the back of a tablespoon to complete the drink.

9

5. Enjoy responsibly!

Tart Cherry Mojitos