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Tart Cherry Mojitos

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 mins

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!

Simple Syrup
 1 cup cherry juice from Ontario‚Äôs Pitted Red Tart Cherries
 ¾ cup white sugar
 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. In a saucepan, stir together cherry juice and sugar.


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


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


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


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


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.


3. Gently add the ice


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.


5. Enjoy responsibly!