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Summer warmth is moving in so I feel ready for a frozen drink to help me cool off. I love anything cherry so when I saw this recipe for the Frozen Cherry Mojito…..well, they had me at cherry. This recipe is enough for 6 servings so invite a few friends over and enjoy this deliciousness while lounging on a raft in the middle of your pool…

 

Frozen Cherry Mojitos

Ingredients:

1 pound bag frozen pitted cherries

3 cups crushed ice, plus extra to serve if desired

1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves

1 cup white rum

Lime Simple syrup, recipe follows

Lime wedges and fresh cherries for garnish.

Directions:  Place the frozen cherries, ice, mint, rum, and lime 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.

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Lime Simple Syrup:

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar with the juice and zest of 3 limes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature minutes before using. If making in advance, store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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notes: not a fan of rum? give vodka a try.  These drinks are also delicious if you omit the alcohol for a virgin variation.

this recipe was found on mybakingaddiction.com adapted from an original from Giada de Laurentiis.

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