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Strawberry Mojito Recipe

Happy Wednesday! Can’t believe we’re already on the downside of the week, come this afternoon. To celebrate, I present to you our second of three strawberry cocktails – a strawberry mojito. This drink is tall, cool and totally refreshing. It’s packed with strawberries, fresh mint and rum – oh boy! We’ve included a few more ingredients to round out the mix, but that’s the gist.

Strawberry Mojito - tall, cool, refreshing.

I must say, I’ve really been enjoying making these cocktails. I even have a couple more planned in the coming weeks for Jazz Fest and Cinco de Mayo. I love cocktails – I really do. They’re both fun to make and drink. Nothing better than creating a few delicious cocktails and sharing them among friends.

Strawberry Mojito Recipe

I’m so happy to say that New Orleans has reclaimed its cocktail glory as of late. We play significantly into the history and development of the cocktail, although our role in its creation is argued. Anyway, we’ve got a thriving cocktail scene now – a prerequisite for any “cool” city these days. Although, I like to think of us more as a timeless classic and not some “destination of the moment.” We’ve been around since 1718 – we’re not going anywhere!!

Be that as it may, let’s get back to our mojito… The mojito came into fashion in the last 10 or so years but has been around since the 1600’s. It was born in Cuba, which makes sense because rum is cooling, and Cuba is H-O-T most of the time. I find the mojito to be one of the most light and refreshing cocktails out there. White rum is very light on the palate, and I really like drinks made with it. Although gin is my favorite liquor, rum is definitely up there.

Strawberry Mojito Recipe

A mojito is very easy to make. You technically need a couple of pieces of special equipment, but if you don’t have these, you can easily make do. A cocktail shaker and muddler – pictured below – are an essential part of the drink. To start the drink, the strawberries, mint and are muddled together at the bottom of the shaker. That means we’re smashing it all together.

Strawberry Mojito Recipe - Special Equipment

If you don’t have a muddler and shaker, you can chop the strawberries and then use the back of a spoon or the back end of a cooking spoon to mash the ingredients in a tall glass. Just be careful not to break anything. While having good bar equipment is important, it’s not 100% necessary to make cocktails. Although, I will say that investing in good, basic barware is always a good idea. If you make cocktails often, spend the $20 on a shaker and muddler. They’re very useful.

After combining and muddling the first few ingredients, we then get to shake-shake-shake our cocktail. It’s a very satisfying, although since there’s no ice in there, it’s a little quiet. But that’s okay. It’s good to practice cocktail-shaking skills. The interesting thing about a mojito is that it is not strained. All that strawberry and mint go straight into a glass that’s then topped with ice and finished with club soda. YUM, YUM!

Strawberry Mojito Recipe

And there you have it – a tall, refreshing strawberry mojito. Go ahead, make it your official drink of Summer 2013. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Yield: 1 cocktail

Strawberry Mojito Recipe

This light, tasty and refreshing Strawberry Mojito recipe is sure to please all summer long. The sweet, juicy strawberries are a perfect compliment to the mint and rum.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 6-8 large mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons granulated or super fine sugar
  • 2 fluid ounces white rum (2 shots)
  • Club soda or seltzer water, as needed (about 1/4 cup)
  • Garnish: mint leaf, half a strawberry

Method:

  1. Add the strawberries, mint and sugar to a cocktail shaker or large drinking glass. Muddle until strawberries are broken down and mint leaves are torn apart.
  2. Add the rum and shake well if using a cocktail shaker. Stir well if using a glass.
  3. Pour rum/strawberry mixture into a tall glass. Finish filling the glass with ice and top off with club soda. Mix gently with a straw.
  4. Garnish with a mint leaf and half a strawberry.

Recipe inspired by Wikipedia.

Prep:5 minutes

Total:5 minutes

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  • Mitra

    Dear addie
    I have tried this drink in a fancy restaurant and i am so glad i learned it here.
    I tried it just now and it was amazing!!! Specially in a hot summer evening
    Thanks

    • I’m so glad you liked it! I found it to be very refreshing myself. Thanks for the feedback and comment πŸ™‚

  • I love the strawberry twist! Sounds delicious.

    • thanks, Jackie! πŸ™‚ It’s definitely one of my most popular recipes… Glad you liked it, too.

  • CHRIS ROBERTSON

    Can’t wait to try this haven’t had these in Australia before just got back from Vegas my wife loved them so down to the bottle shop I go thanks

    • That’s excellent, Chris! Let me know how you and your wife liked them πŸ™‚

  • Ashleagh

    I loooove this recipe, and trying them out with rasberries tonight instead of straberries! Had it at a restaurant and absolutely loved it.

    • That’s great, Ashleagh. Let me know how you liked it with the raspberries instead of strawberries. πŸ™‚

  • Elvina

    Can I use 7up instead of club soda? How will it change the taste? Thanks

    • Hi Elvina, you can use 7up, no problem. It will be a bit sweeter but should still taste good. πŸ™‚ Thanks for asking!