Traverse City Cherry Mojitos

Traverse City Cherry Mojitos

Tangy, sweet, minty, fizzy cherry mojitos are the perfect cocktail to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Pair it with your favorite Tex-Mex food.



Level: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 4 whole Fresh, Sweet Cherries
  • 2 whole Large Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 1 Tablespoon White Rum
  • ¼ cups Sparkling Water (or Lemon-lime Soda, If You Like It Sweeter)
  • ¼ whole Small Lime
  • Optional Garnishes: Additional Mint Leaves Or Pitted Cherries


1. Pit cherries with a cherry pitter, or slice them in half to remove pits.
2. Place cherries, mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a tall beverage glass.
3. Crush the cherry mixture with a wooden muddler, or with the back of a spoon.
4. Fill the glass with ice.
5. Pour rum and sparkling water (or lemon-lime soda) over the ice. Squeeze the lime wedge over it all and then drop the lime wedge into the glass.
6. Stir to combine. Garnish with additional mint and cherries if desired.

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