Cocktail Recipe Thursday – Cherry Lime Mojito For Team USA #worldcup
Team USA plays Germany this morning in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil!! Noon might be a little early to start with the cocktails (or 9AM if you are here on the West coast with me) even for those of us in San Diego area. But once you get home why not mix up a few of these cherry lime mojitos for you and your friends as you watch the delayed airing of the World Cup? Or maybe go home to celebrate a USA victory over Germany? Who knows, anything can happen, including getting bitten by your opponent and the official not doing jack squat about it. Oh sorry, did I say that? heehee
This very festive mojito recipe can also be a great refresher during the 4th of July festivities. Make it without the rum and it is just as delicious.
RECIPE AFTER THE JUMP!
4 oz. Cherry Limeade Sparkling ICE
1.5 oz. White Rum
10 Mint leaves (plus a few more for garnish)
6 Cherries (stems and pits removed)
Lime slices for garnish
In a large, sturdy glass, muddle together the mint and cherries until lightly-smashed. Stir in the rum and then top with Cherry Limeade Sparkling ICE over ice. Stir gently to mix. Garnish with fresh cherries, mint leaves, and lime slices.
I have a ton of mason jars in my house due to canning jams and veggies throughout the years, and these cocktails look great in a mason jar with a red, white and blue straw popping out of it. It looks just as nice, if not nicer in a real glass with the slice of lime garnishing the top of the cocktail.
Just be sure to have plenty of water around to balance out the cocktails. Whether FIFA World Cup or the 4th of July no one wants to feel awful the next day from over doing it.