Cherry, mint and lime mocktail
|cherries — pipped and halved
|limes — quartered
|fresh mint leaves
|sugar syrup — to taste
Place chopped cherries and lime in a glass. Add some sugar syrup, if using. Muddle together for about 1 minute. If you don’t have a muddle, use the back end of a wooden spoon.
Add mint leaves to the glass. Press gently with a muddler a few times.
Add ice and top with sparkling water.
Garnish with lime wheels, mint and/or extra cherries.
To make sugar syrup combine 100g castor sugar with 100ml water in a pot. Heat to dissolve the sugar and then boil for one minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.