Yuletide Cherry Mojitos

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ms Gingham
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In the words of Ms Polka Dot herself (via twitter) “The best thing about December is the cherries!”. I wholeheartedly agree, but I’d like to add that cherries, muddled with vodka. lime and mint are even better! So, after a cherry picking expedition with the kids all systems were go to create this lovely yuletide beverage…

Ingredients:

5 fresh cherries (pitted) plus an extra 2 for the garnish

1 tablespoon caster sugar

3 mint leaves

1/2 a lime cut into 4 slices

2 oz (60ml) vodka of choice. You can adjust this quantity to taste.

2 oz (60ml) tonic water

1/2 a cup of crushed ice

Method:

1. Place the lime pieces, sugar, leaves and pitted cherries in a cocktail shaker. Use your muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to squash the limes and cherries – careful not to over squash.

2. Pour the vodka and tonic water into the shaker, together with the crushed ice and give it a shake.

3. Pour into a glass and garnish with cherries passed onto a bamboo skewer. It’s amazing how these fresh cherries are enough to create this gorgeous red colour!

4. Enjoy (at least 2) and Merry Christmas!

COMMENTS
  • Nat @ Dear Little House says:
    December 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Now that sounds good! I might have to whip up a few for Christmas Lunch!

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  • Polka Dot Bride says:
    December 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Made this and LOVED it, making it again on NYE! Just a note though- maybe add the bubbles after shaking, I did it before and popped the lid of my shaker off twice. Oops!

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  • Ms Gingham says:
    December 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Hahaha!! That didn’t happen to me! Maybe less vigorous shaking? Glad you liked it! xx

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