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Cherry faux-ito

This cherry faux-ito is like a cherry mojito without the rum (a virgin cherry mojito) for a refreshing summer drink using sweet ripe cherries.

This cherry faux-ito is like a cherry mojito without the rum (although, easily added) for a refreshing summer drink using sweet ripe cherries.

I took a little break this weekend from the world of technology. No posts, a handful of tweets and instagrams and didn’t even open my computer for a solid 48 hours.

Judging by the whole 5 of you that were actually on this thing the past 2 days, so did most people.

I haven’t had the “I think we need a break” conversation since my college days (it obviously didn’t last long considering we’re now married) and it felt good.

Like I got to call the shots against technology for once.

Cherry mojito

I got my devious ways all out of my system with some girl time over wine, a hungover breakfast, a 4 hour motorcycle ride, some soft serve with rainbow sprinkles and these virgin cherry mojitos.

Mojitos minus the rum, plus cherries.

I am in no way trying to hold you back from adding the rum (it would be delicious), I just wasn’t feeling it at the moment (no, mom & friends, I am not pregnant. Please see above wine & hangover reference).

Cherry mojito drink

It’s supposed to be record breaking temperatures here today and it’s a Monday without work. Why not kick back and take one more day off with these?

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all those who this day is about.

Cherry Faux-ito (Virgin Cherry Mojito)

Cherry Faux-ito (Virgin Cherry Mojito)

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A refreshing cherry and lime spritzer drink perfect for a hot summer day. Easily made "adult" with the addition of some rum.


  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 3 leaves of mint plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 12 oz. seltzer (plain or lime flavored)
  • lime slices
  • ice


  1. Combine cherries, mint leaves, agave and lime in a blender and puree.
  2. Add ice to a pitcher and pour in cherry puree from blender.
  3. Top with seltzer and stir to mix together.
  4. Add lime slices to pitcher and garnish with mint leaves.


Add white rum for a refreshing adult beverage.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145.8Total Fat: 0.25gCarbohydrates: 34.9gProtein: 1.87g


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Tuesday 29th of May 2012

No rum? Wimp. lol jk Did you make these for your husband? Because I think you forgot the umbrella.

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

If I had umbrellas at home, I would've put one in for him ;)

Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

This looks so good. I've resisted the cherries at the store the past couple weeks because they weren't on sale yet but I might cave this week!

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

I hear ya, I only caved with these because they were $1.99/lb! So cheap for this early in the season!

Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

I am not a drinker, so this is right up my alley. Looks very refreshing!

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