Strawberry Mojitos are sweet, refreshing, and perfect for summertime. Take advantage of sweet summer fruit and fresh herbs and mix one up!
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It tastes great. A mojito is a classic for a reason. Now, add strawberry flavor? *chef's kiss*
It's easy to make. It might look fancy but it's so easy to mix up!
It uses fresh ingredients. Fresh mint and fresh strawberries (for the simple syrup) make for the best tasting mojito.
💭 What is a Strawberry Mojito?
A mojito is a classic cocktail that hails from Cuba. It's typically served in a highball (i.e., tall) glass and is rum-based.
Though there are a number of variations on the mojito (there's even a mocktail version called a "no-jito"!), it's usually made with the following ingredients: rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.
A Strawberry Mojito takes a classic mojito and jazzes things up a little bit by adding strawberry flavor to the mix. You could achieve this with fresh strawberries and/or a strawberry syrup. I went the syrup route.
📝 What ingredients go into this Strawberry Mojito?
Okay so, we just talked about what goes into the classic version of this cocktail. But what goes into a strawberry mojito? Let's talk about it:
- Mint: Spearmint is what's usually called for here. I've actually been growing a variety called "mojito mint", and used it in this drink. Perfect, right?
- Strawberry simple syrup: This simple syrup is, well, simple to make! You can also take a look at the FAQs (lower down in this post) for an alternative to using strawberry simple syrup.
- Lime juice: Freshly squeezed, please.
- White rum: I used Captain Morgan white rum in this drink. Whatever you use, just make sure that it isn't spiced rum. That would drastically change the flavor and appearance of this mojito.
- Club soda: Just regular old club soda.
👩🏻🍳 How do I make this cocktail?
Start out by putting your fresh mint leaves in the bottom of your highball glass, followed by the simple syrup and lime juice. Gently muddle the mint leaves in order to release their oils. But be sure to avoid obliterating the mint while muddling.
Add the rum and give everything a bit of a stir. Add ice to the glass and top it all off with some cold club soda.
You'll definitely want to garnish this drink with a big sprig of fresh mint. But don't forget lime wedges or wheels and fresh strawberries as other potential garnishes. Make it pretty and do it up big.
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❓ Frequently Asked Questions
Sure! Hull and quarter like... fresh strawberries and plunk them into the glass on top of your mint leaves, then add plain simple syrup and lime juice. Muddle the strawberries and mint gently. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as written in the recipe card.
You could, but I wouldn't recommend it. There's nothing like fresh lime juice in cocktails.
Definitely use white rum. Make sure to stay away from spiced rum, as it will change the flavor and appearance of the drink in a big (and probably not desirable) way.
I haven't personally tried it, but I don't see why not! Just scale up the ingredients and make these drinks in a pitcher.
I'd love to know what you thought of this recipe! Don't forget to leave a comment and ⭐️ star rating below!
- 10 mint leaves
- 0.75 oz strawberry simple syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 oz white rum
- 4 oz club soda
- Add the mint leaves, strawberry simple syrup, and lime juice to the bottom of a highball or Collins glass. Gently muddle the mint leaves.
- Add the rum and give everything a gentle stir.
- Fill the glass most of the way with ice.
- Top with club soda and garnish with your desired garnishes.
- You can use fresh strawberries in lieu of strawberry simple syrup. Gently muddle the strawberries with the mint and lime juice before adding plain simple syrup.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.