by Sheila Swerling-Puritt
I welcome my good friend Helen Hatton as a guest columnist this time around to promote Laugh Lines.
OK, the girls are coming over tonight to party... and raise a few funds for a great cause, defeating breast cancer! Put the donation box by the door, and greet everyone with a yummy Cherry Mojito... trust us, the laughter, good will and open wallets will soon follow! Cheers, indeed!!
Cherry Mojitos for a Crowd
Makes about 10 servings
- 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1½ cups sprigs)
- 3 cups Bacardi Limón rum
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup clear cherry liqueur, such as Maraska maraschino
- 3 cups pitted fresh sweet cherries (about 1½ pounds)
- Loads of ice for serving
- Two 10 once bottles soda water
- Fresh mint springs
- Fresh cherries on the stem
In a large, nonreactive container, such as a glass pitcher, combine the mint, rum, sugar, lime juice, liqueur, and pitted cherries. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
For each serving, fill a large rocks glass or tumbler with ice and measure in 6 ounces (¾ cup) of the rum mixture (Kathy says "I like to use a ladle to do this"), being sure to get some of the cherries into each glass. Top with 2 ounces (¼ cup) of soda. Stir, then garnish with a mint spring and a cherry.
Kathy says: "You can make the cherry-rum mixture up to 3 days in advance and keep it refrigerated; the flavours will just get better and better!"
See the recipes to go with this as well!
For more information, you can contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org.