Meet your new go-to cocktail for summertime! Refreshing lime, fresh mint, & sweet cherry come together perfectly in these frosty Cherry Limeade Mojito Floats...
When it comes to summertime, my cocktail of our choice is a crisp & refreshing mojito. I love the muddle of fresh lime and mint added to a little rum and finished off with some bubbly club soda. So when I saw this set of 4 Mojito glasses at my local thrift store for a whopping 50 cents a piece, I snatched them right up! ;) I mean, I have more cocktail and wine glasses than I know what to do with in my cupboard, but seriously. How could I resist these, folks? It was just fate that my mojito-loving self stumbled upon these a few weeks ago. Who am I to deny fate?
And while I can always go for a classic mojito, I thought my new thrift store find deserved something a little more celebratory. Something a little more summer festive, and what says summer has officially arrived better than a frosty float, right? :) I kept all the elements of a classic mojito with these Cherry Limeade Mojito Floats, but I added something a little extra to it- a scoop of cherry sorbet!
Cherry Limeade Mojito Floats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (2 drinks)
- 3 oz white rum
- 12-14 fresh mint leaves, torn
- 1 fresh lime, quartered
- Simple syrup, to taste (CLICK HERE for my how-to for homemade simple syrup.)
- Cherry sorbet
- Club soda
- Fresh mint sprigs, fresh cherries, & additional lime slices, for garnishing (optional)
Add the rum, fresh mint leaves, & simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Squeeze the juice from each of the lime quarters into the cocktail shaker, and then drop the lime quarters in as well. Muddle together (I use a pestle to do this). Place the cap on the cocktail shaker and give it a quick shake.
Fill 2 tall glasses with ice. Strain the mixture in the shaker evenly into both glasses. Then add a few of the mint leaves and a lime quarter from the shaker to each glass. Drop 1 scoop of the cherry sorbet into each cup. Then top with the club soda. Give each glass a quick stir, then garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and a cherry, if desired.
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I was able to find a pint of black cherry sorbet at my local Kroger, but if you can't find cherry sorbet feel free to use lime sherbet instead. Just muddle some fresh pitted cherries in with the mint and lime quarters when making this cocktail so that you still get that sweet cherry flavor in these floats.
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