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

26 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. This sounds like such a lovely mojito!

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

    • 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!

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

  5. This mojito looks imply stunning in both flvour and presentation πŸ˜€
    Well done my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. 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?

    • 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!

  7. Donna Ford

    Looks delicious Viviane! Thank you! I love Cherry anything. πŸ™‚

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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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

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

  16. I’m not big on rum but this may change my mind. πŸ˜€ BUZZED!

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

  18. This cocktail looks soo refreshing and delicious, gorgeous presentation as well! πŸ™‚

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. This looks so very refreshing and summery!

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

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