Well, if you’re like me, then nothing says “Friday in quarantine” like a good cocktail recipe!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite drinks. It’s a snap to make and you can easily mix in other fruits based on what you have on hand.Jump to Recipe
Strawberries are in season right now, and last week we bought two flats from one of our local farms. I made strawberry jam, strawberry shortcake, and we’ve had a bowlful in the fridge ready to slice into yogurt and granola…and mojitos. In my defense, when we move overseas in a few months they won’t pack any of our alcohol, so it would be wasteful not to drink it up before then.
You’ll need strawberries, mint, and limes for this recipe.Jump to Recipe
Hull the strawberries and throw them into a cocktail shaker (I use this one) with the mint. Juice the lime and throw the wedges or halves in there, too.
Then muddle them together (I use this muddler).Jump to Recipe
Add the rum and simple syrup, crushed ice, and shake.
We always have simple syrup in our refrigerator. Just bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to boil in a small saucepan, remove from heat and let cool, and then refrigerate (a mason jar or squeeze bottle works well).
You can adjust the amount of club soda you use to make the cocktail weaker/stronger or less sweet/more sweet.
I’ve substituted blackberries and peaches, and I’ve also used blueberries with lemon instead of lime. They were all wonderful.
Here’s the recipe:
Strawberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe
This strawberry mojito cocktail is made with strawberries, lime, mint, simple syrup, rum (white and coconut), and a splash of club soda. Such an easy and refreshing recipe–perfect for your next cocktail hour!
- 3-4 strawberries, washed, hulls removed, and sliced in half
- 1 lime, halved
- 1.5 ounces white rum (like Bacardi)
- 1.5 ounces coconut rum (like Malibu)
- 5-6 mint leaves, washed and patted dry
- 1.5 ounces simple syrup
- club soda
Put strawberries and mint leaves in metal half of a cocktail shaker and muddle.
Squeeze lime halves on top of strawberries and mint and add to shaker.
In glass half of shaker, measure out rum and simple syrup. You can use any proportion of white rum to coconut rum that you prefer.
To make simple syrup, bring 1 c of water and 1 c of sugar just to boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in refrigerator.
Pour rum and simple syrup mixture into metal half of shaker and add crushed ice. Shake for 10-15 seconds.
Pour mixture into two glasses; add more ice and top off with club soda. Mix and serve.
It’s beautiful and SO good!
I found these double old-fashioned glasses that have a gold cane pattern on them at the local thrift store where I volunteer; they were a quarter apiece. I linked to a set I found on Etsy below; I have no idea if mine are worth as much, but a dollar for a set of four was a steal regardless!
Enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and thanks for stopping by!
A perfect summer drink to wet the dry throats and energize the tired body and activate the human system.