This drink is like cherry limeade, and mojito were the Wonder Twins and united to create the ultimate summer cocktail. “Wonder twins powers activate form of the ultimate summer cocktail!”
I love citrus beverages. Citrus is my jam. I cannot be trusted to be left alone with a gallon of lemonade or limeade. I will drink it; I will drink all of the ades. For a long time, I was a purist. I would only drink lemonade or limeade, but then I was introduced to the cherry limeade. When I took my first sip, I thought to myself, “What is this sweet and tart pink nectar I am drinking? Where has it been my whole life?”
Over the weekend OB and I went out for dinner and were enjoying the weather out on a patio with a couple mojitos. Mojitos are the minty limeade of the cocktail world. They are refreshing and dangerously easy to drink. As I sipped on my mojito my joints got warm and loose and I let myself relax into my chair. Then I saw a server come out with a big sundae for the table next to us. The sundae was topped with maraschino cherries and I thought, “How awesome would a cherry limeade mojito be!?”
I asked the server to bring me a few maraschino cherries in syrup and added them to my mojito. I immediately knew I was on to something. The next day I did a little experimenting and came up with this yummy cocktail. When you take your first sip, it tastes just like a cherry limeade but drink slowly because even though you may not taste it at first, you will feel it eventually.
This is a great cocktail for a hot day on the patio with friends our your main squeeze.
- 12 mint leaves
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 3 oz white rum
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz maraschino cherry syrup or grenadine
- lemon lime soda
- maraschino cherries
- lime slices
- mint leaves
- In a tumbler muddle mint leaves and sugar. Add white rum, lime juice, and maraschino cherry syrup. Mix until well combined.
- Fill two tall glasses with crushed ice. Strain the cocktail mixture evenly between the two glasses. Top with lemon-lime soda and a splash of maraschino cherry syrup. Garnish with maraschino cherries, lime slices, and mint leaves.