Bing cherry mojito

Bing cherry mojito

We all love eating seasonal fruits, especially when picked from a local farm or bought at the farmers’ market, but what about making cocktails with these succulent fruits?

Here, a classic mixer gets a make-over. Made with sweet, plump Bing cherries, this mojito is not only colorful, it’s thirst-quenching and positively luscious!

Bing cherries in white bowl

Bing cherry mojito

serves 2
active time: 10 min

  1. 1/2 large lime – cut in 1/2″ pieces
  2. 8 large mint leaves
  3. 2 teaspoons organic sugar
  4. 12 Bing cherries – pitted
  5. 3 oz (90 ml) white rum
  6. 3/4 oz (20 ml) cherry liqueur (Cherry Heering)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cherry bitters
  8. club soda or sparkling water
  1. fresh mint sprigs as garnish

  1. Step 1: Place the lime, mint leaves and sugar in a mixing glass. Using a muddler, crush the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved and the lime has released its juice. Add the Bing cherries and continue to muddle until the cherries are well mashed and have released their juices. Top with ice cubes, rum, liqueur and bitters. Shake vigorously until very cold.
  2. Step 2: Place a few ice cubes in 2 tumblers. Strain the mixture into the glasses. Top with a little club soda or sparkling water (the proportion should be 3 parts drink to 1 part club soda). Garnish with a mint sprig and serve immediately.

Bing cherry mojito

cocktails, mojito, cherry

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  • Reply Toni @ Boulder Locavore July 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Viviane your timing (as always) is impeccable. I’m swimming in Bing cherries and just have come in from reviewing the overtake of mint in my garden after the rain. Would be happy to drink my bounty!

  • Reply Peggy July 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

    This sounds like such a lovely mojito!

  • Reply Cucina49 July 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    David just brought home a bag of bing cherries yesterday–this could feature at our home this weekend!

    • Reply Viviane July 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Cucina49! That sounds marvelous… I’ll be going up to our local fram tomorrow to pick a bag of cherries too. I will raise a glass to you and David!

  • Reply Anita at Hungry Couple July 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

    This looks so amazingly refreshing. I love snacking on cherries but have never tried to make a drink. Sounds like that needs to change. 🙂

  • Reply Choc Chip Uru July 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This mojito looks imply stunning in both flvour and presentation 😀
    Well done my friend!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Reply Balvinder June 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Summer is here and we are enjoying it . I bought cherries yesterday and I think I can try this for my party tomorrow, with some vodka because I don’t have cherry liqueur. Would that work?

    • Reply Viviane July 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Balvinder, Vodka won’t be a good substitue for Cherry Heering. You need something a bit sweet. If you have another liqueur it will be more suitable. Perhaps you have cassis liqueur on hand? Have a great party!

  • Reply Donna Ford June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Looks delicious Viviane! Thank you! I love Cherry anything. 🙂

  • Reply Amy August 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Yum! I have to try making this! Mojitos with the flavor of cherry sounds amazing! Beautifully colored drink as well :)!

  • Reply Nick July 27, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I think me and this drink would get a long VERY well. I’ve thought about juicing cherries to make juice. But now I’m seeing this recipe, with that photo…I have new plans! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Reply Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } July 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    What an absolutely lovely cocktail! Must get those cherry bitters – just have orange bitters at home. Congrats on the Top 9 today!!

  • Reply Liz July 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Oh boy, does this look like a fabulous cocktail! Both beautiful and refreshing…the cherries add such a fabulous color~

  • Reply Ann July 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I love mojitos – I’ve never heard of a cherry mojito, but it sounds absolutely amazing! What time is happy hour?

  • Reply Meghan July 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    What a fabulous summer drink! Looks perfect for lounging by the pool!

  • Reply janet@fromcupcakestocaviar July 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I’m not big on rum but this may change my mind. 😀 BUZZED!

  • Reply Caroline July 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    This is one to forward to my sister, she loves these and this one is a bit different.

  • Reply Kelly July 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    This cocktail looks soo refreshing and delicious, gorgeous presentation as well! 🙂

  • Reply Tina@flourtrader July 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    There have been so many tasty cocktails posted lately but cherry mojito has me wanting to get cherry bitters and try it. Really a great thirst quencher!

  • Reply Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen July 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Mmm…cherry mojito, something to dream about on a really hot day! Btw, thanks for visiting my site. It’s my first time here (I know, where have I been?) and I must say how much I really like everything about it, including your wonderfully catchy tagline!

  • Reply Angie@Angiesrecipes July 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    This looks so very refreshing and summery!

  • Reply Nava Krishnan July 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Lovely drink and making me feel like having one right now.

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