This Strawberry Mojito recipe is the ultimate refreshing summer cocktail. White rum, fruity strawberries and cool mint leaves create a delicious combination for a warm weather tropical drink. Here’s how to make the best strawberry mojito!
Mojitos are always a great choice for serving up during the warmer months of the year and adding fresh strawberries makes it even more enjoyable. This is a fun, creative drink you can share with friends on the back patio all summer long. If you’re hosting a summer shindig and looking for a way to dazzle your guests, this gorgeous cocktail will do it.
The good news, mixing a strawberry mojito is just as simple as the classic original. The secret (as always) is in the muddling! When you muddle the mint and strawberries together it will release their flavors and your cocktail will taste even more delicious.
Strawberry Mojito Recipe Ingredients
This recipe calls for fresh strawberries, mint leaves and two teaspoons of lime juice.
White (or light) rum is the preferred liquor. This is not the drink to switch out and try a spiced or dark rum. The white rum is light on flavor, letting the fresh ingredients shine through.
To sweeten, simple syrup is easiest and my choice, but a traditional mojito uses fine sugar. Either works well to add a little sweetness, otherwise this drink would be too tart for any enjoyment. If you’re using fine sugar, it’s heavier and will settle in the bottom of your glass if you don’t take a little extra time to stir it until it’s fully dissolved.
The final strawberry mojito ingredient is club soda, which gives this cocktail the perfect little fizz.
How to Make a Strawberry Mojito
Clean and slice your strawberries first. You’ll need 2-3 sliced strawberries to muddle per drink. When I have extra strawberries, I’ll add several extra slices to each drink at the end for an added little snack once they soak up a little rum.
In each glass, place the 2-3 sliced strawberries along with 3-4 mint leaves in the bottom. Add two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and lightly muddle (which is lightly mashing) everything together. A muddler is easiest to use, but you can improvise with a thick handled wooden spoon or similar tool.
Make sure you don’t over muddle. The strawberries should be in a few smaller pieces (not a puree) and the mint leaves should stay mostly intact. Lightly bruising the mint is all that is needed to release the oils.
Pour in the rum and simple syrup and stir. Drop in an extra slice or two of strawberries if you desire, add ice and top off with club soda. Garnish with mint and start sipping!
Use the recipe card below to print the ingredients and directions for this yummy Strawberry Mojito cocktail. Enjoy!
- 2-3 large Sliced Strawberries
- 3-4 Mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 teaspoons Simple Syrup
- 2 ounces White Rum
- 4 ounces Club Soda
- Add mint leaves, strawberries and lime juice in glass and lightly muddle.
- Pour in rum and simple sugar then stir.
- Add ice and top with club soda.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193
Nutritional information is an estimate and not exact.
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