Cherry Mojito

by Molly Shuster

Crisp and refreshing, this traditional lime mojito turns bright magenta thanks to muddled cherries. Prepare an abundance of fresh lime juice and simple syrup and this cocktail will come together in minutes.


  • 4 sweet cherries, pitted
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1-2 oz. seltzer water
  • lime wedges, for serving (optional)
Cherry Mojito

Elizabeth Cecil

Place the cherries and mint leaves in a tall glass. Using a muddler or spoon, muddle the cherries and mint until smashed. Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Fill the glass with ice, top with seltzer, and stir to combine.

Yield: 1 cocktail