It’s cherry season, and I am absolutely gorging myself this year. Kudos cherries growers, your harvest is seriously top notch.
I’ve been perusing cherry recipes in search of inspiration all week. I found loads of intriguing recipes for baked desserts but I haven’t been keen on turning my oven on in this first little heat wave we’re having.
The next logical choice is a recipe with booze.
Remember watermelon mojitos? They were one of our first recipe posts, now just over two years old!
FACT: It’s high time for a new mojito recipe.
So pitting cherries is a little tedious. Just a little though. I counted and it takes about 10 seconds per cherry if you use a pairing knife. A cherry pitter would be useful but totally not necessary. At 10 seconds per cherry, you’re looking at about 5 or so minutes to pit a pound. Not too shabby.
Also, you’ll want to scrub your hands well after the pitting party. Unless you want to appear as though you’ve been involved in a UFC fight. Or a murder.
Infusing the simple syrup with cherries is genius. It would work with any berry too, even frozen ones if you want to keep it super simple and avoid any prep.
Make sure your mojito drinkers have access to a device (I’m suggesting a spoon here) to extract the booze soaked cherries from the bottom of their glasses once they’ve finished the drink.
Because what kind of
jackass silly person would let those go to waste?