Like other mojitos, this contains sparkling water for effervescence and lime juice but also includes plump cherries and cherry vodka.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2006


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  • Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. (Makes about 2 cups syrup.) Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.

  • Put lime juice into a medium nonreactive bowl. Halve and pit cherries; add to lime juice. Stir in syrup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to overnight).

  • Stir cherry mixture and vodka in a large serving bowl. Fill 12 glasses with ice. Spoon 1/2 cup cherry-vodka mixture into each glass. Top off with sparkling water. Serve immediately.


Reviews (6)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
Made this for July 4th. Was a hit with everyone! Made the cherry mixture the day before. Had great cherry flavor.
Rating: 5 stars
Tastes great with rum too!
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Made this over the weekend for some friends...had the cherry mixture done the day before to meld better. The color was lovely when mixed. The flavor wasn't great...did not have much cherry flavor beyond the cherry noir flavored vodka. Ended up muddling the cherries to try and get more flavor...helped some. Perhaps muddling at the start would have helped...
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I made this for an engagement party last weekend. It was absolutely delicious and added beautiful color as well. It was definitely a hit with all of the guests! I made it the day before and it made the cherries very flavorful. I'll definitely be making this again!
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made this tonight with plain vodka, delicious
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Great recipe - this was a huge hit with all of my neighbors. Its very time consuming - I recommend bringing this drink to a party, rather than making it for your own party. I substituted the sparkling water with Black Cherry Fresca, and I really liked the difference.