Serving Size:Serves 12
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups (about 9 limes) fresh lime juice
3 pounds Bing Cherries, pitted
2 1/4 cups best-quality plain vodka
1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling water
Adapted From: MarthaStewart.com
A new take on mojitos that is sweet, tart, and refreshing!
Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. (Makes about 2 cups syrup.) Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month. Put lime juice into a medium nonreactive bowl. Halve 2/3 of the cherries; add all cherries to lime juice. Stir in syrup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to overnight). Stir cherry mixture and vodka in a large serving bowl. Fill 12 glasses with ice. Spoon 1/2 cup cherry-vodka mixture into each glass. Top with sparkling water; serve immediately.