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© Tina Rupp This terrific cocktail combines juicy cherries with refreshing mint and gets a spicy kick from a muddled chile pepper. America's Best Bars
2 ounces chilled club soda
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1 hot chile, such as serrano, halved and seeded
5 cherries, pitted, plus 1 cherry for garnish
3 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
2 ounces white rum
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 5 pitted cherries, mint leaves and chile. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and Simple Syrup; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with a cherry and a mint sprig.
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