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.
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.
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).
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)
- 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
- Combine cherries, mint leaves, agave and lime in a blender and puree.
- Add ice to a pitcher and pour in cherry puree from blender.
- Top with seltzer and stir to mix together.
- Add lime slices to pitcher and garnish with mint leaves.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.