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Cherry Pomegranate Mojito

Refresh yourself on a hot summer day with a cherry pomegranate mojito: Cuba's signature lime-and mint cocktail, flavored with fresh sweet cherries and pomegranate juice!

Cherry Pomegranate Mojito #cocktail by The Redhead Baker

I've been to Cuba Libre twice now, and haven't gotten to try a pomegranate mojito, because I was pregnant both times I went. I finally decided to make one at home. I was actually going to make you a strawberry pomegranate mojito cocktail. But a certain toddler ate all my strawberries.

So, I improvised with some cherries that had somehow not been eaten within two hours after their purchase. I think it's because we also had some mango in the fridge. One fruit that boy loves more than cherries is mangoes.

Cherry Pomegranate Mojito #cocktail by The Redhead Baker

Anyway, this is still a really refreshing cocktail, which is easily adaptable to your taste. Want a stronger rum taste? Add more. Prefer a less-strong drink with more fruit flavor? Add more pomegranate juice.

The cherries and pomegranate juice turn the drink a beautiful shade of pinkish red, and the green of the mint leaves provides a nice color contrast.

This recipe makes four small drinks, which is perfect for an intimate get-together. It's also a really pretty drink to serve to guests. Enjoy!

Cherry Pomegranate Mojito #cocktail by The Redhead Baker

Cherry Pomegranate Mojito #cocktail by The Redhead Baker

Cherry Pomegranate Mojito

Yield: 4 drinks


  • 6 fresh or frozen sweet cherries, pitted and halved, thawed if frozen
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 1 )
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz shots white rum, 3
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • Sprite
  • Ice


  1. Fill four rocks glasses with ice.
  2. Place the cherries, mint leaves and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon to muddle the cherries and mint leaves by pressing them into the bottom of the shaker to release their juices.
  3. Add the pomegranate juice, white rum and agave syrup to the cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain the mixture into each of the rocks glasses.
  4. Top off each rocks glass with Sprite, garnish with additional mint leaves and serve.

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Recipe adapted from Diethood

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Thursday 14th of November 2019

I can’t wait to make these for Christmas. There look and sound so delicious! About how much Sprite do you suggest in the drink?

I’m sure that’s to pour on top after pouring the drink out of the shaker.

Coleen the Redhead Baker

Thursday 14th of November 2019

The Sprite is just to top off the drink. Whatever fits in the glass! Probably 1/4 cup or less unless you're using large glasses.

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Tuesday 26th of December 2017

We made this yesterday for Christmas dinner. I thought the garnish of mint and a candy cane would be perfect. After a sample run, I made a couple of changes. The pomegranate juice was very sweet, so I left out the agave. I also doubled the rum and increased the number of cherries from 6 to 10. It was a huge hit and I'll make it again!


Tuesday 26th of December 2017

I'm so glad you liked it, Paul!

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Sunday 13th of July 2014

Whoa baby, Set me up with one those, Ms Bartender, if you please.

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