Friday, August 20, 2010

Blended Cherry Mojitos

This has to be delicious!
Can't wait to try it!
Saw it yeaterday while watching
one of my favorite shows,
Giada at Home on Food Network.

1 pound bag frozen pitted cherries
2 cups crushed ice, plus extra to serve
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
1 cup citrus flavored rum
1 2/3 cups Lime Simple Syrup, recipe follows
Lime wedges and fresh cherries, for garnish
Place the frozen cherries, crushed ice, mint leaves,
lime juice, rum, and simple syrup in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into chilled glasses and top with crushed ice.
Garnish with lime wedges and cherries.

Lime Simple Syrup

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3 limes, zested
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lime zest over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes,
stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes.
Strain before using.


  1. I love the Food Network recipes ... this looks super simple too!

  2. WOW, it is our last weekend of Summer...I may have to try this tomorrow:)


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