Strawberry Mojitos

Ahhhhh, mojitos. What’s not to love? Lime, mint, a bit of sparkle. We’re kicking it up with Strawberry Mojitos.

Ahhhhh, mojitos. What’s not to love? Lime, mint, a bit of sparkle? We're kicking it up with Strawberries Mojitos.

Mojitos have been considered the official drink of summer for quite some time – the 16th century to be exact. In addition to its historic Cuban roots, the mojito is routinely touted as one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drinks. It’s debatable, but we wouldn’t doubt it.

And now we’re giving the classic mojito our own twist with Strawberry Simple Syrup. A strawberry mojito may sound really involved, but it’s quite simple to make. The simple syrup lends a subtle sweetness and lots of fresh strawberry flavor to the cocktail.

Gently muddle the mint (there is no need to shred the mint, it just needs to be lightly bruised to release the oils) and then shake with fresh lime juice, strawberry simple syrup, white rum and ice. Stir in the soda water at the end (we learned this the hard way – do NOT shake the soda water!) and garnish with some fresh mint. Sip. Repeat. Ahhhh, Strawberry Mojitos.

Strawberry Mojitos

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ahhhhh, mojitos. What’s not to love? Lime, mint, a bit of sparkle? We're kicking it up with Strawberries Mojitos.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 and 1/4 oz. Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. soda water
  • mint leaves for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves. Add lime juice, simple syrup, rum and 3-4 ice cubes. Shake for about 15-20 seconds and stir in soda water. Pour into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

Ahhhhh, mojitos. What’s not to love? Lime, mint, a bit of sparkle? We're kicking it up with Strawberries Mojitos.
Ahhhhh, mojitos. What’s not to love? Lime, mint, a bit of sparkle? We're kicking it up with Strawberries Mojitos.

Emily Dingmann

Emily is a Nutritionist and mom who wants to help families eat real food! She is the creator of A Nutritionist Eats, where she shares simple and nutritious, family-friendly recipes ready 30 minutes or less. She drinks coffee in the morning, wine at night, and sometimes a green juice in between.