strawberry mojito

August 23, 2016 by Angie

Life gave me mint so I made mojitos. Robbie got me an AeroGarden for my birthday. We finally set it up in June and in a few weeks I had so much mint growing in my kitchen! I love fancy drinks with muddled fruit in them, particularly strawberries, so I made a strawberry mojito in addition to a standard one.

strawberry mojito

Strawberry Mojito

Ingredients

white rum (I used Bacardi Superior.)
fresh mint leaves
strawberries
fresh lime juice
simple syrup (Make your own! There’s a recipe below.)
club soda
ice cubes

Instructions

I don’t own a shaker, strainer, or muddling gear. This is how I made a mojito in my kitchen without real barware.

  1. Make the simple syrup by boiling 1 cup of water and 1 cup sugar in a small pot. Stir and cook until the sugar is no longer visible. Set aside to cool. Once it’s cooled down a bit, put it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Wash and chop a handful of strawberries.
  3. Wash mint sprigs. You’ll want some individual mint leaves for muddling and one giant, intact sprig for garnishing.
  4. Muddle the strawberries and the individual mint leaves together. I did this in a rocks glass with a spoon.
  5. Fill a glass about 3/4 with ice cubes. Add a generous shot of rum, a half shot of simple syrup, a half shot of club soda, and the juice of half of a lime. Stir.
  6. Add in the muddled strawberries and mint. Stir to combine.
  7. Garnish with the big mint sprig (and a lime wedge).

 

traditional mojito

Standard Mojito

For the standard mojito, I did everything the same except for leaving out the strawberries. Pretty straight forward!

I kept the simple syrup in a travel coffee mug with a tight lid for about two weeks in the refrigerator. I was able to make a lot of Old Fashioneds for Robbie and our guests using that. I definitely recommend taking the time to make simple syrup if you’re going to be making several mojitos or other drinks that call for it.


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