Ahhhhh, mojitos. What’s not to love? Lime, mint, a bit of sparkle. We’re kicking it up with Strawberry 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.
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 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
- 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.