This refreshing and sweet cocktail is perfect for a summer day, bridal shower or late weekend brunch.
1 1/2 tablespoons mint-infused simple syrup
3 large strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
5 fresh mint leaves, more for garnish
1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) white rum
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup club soda
Mint-infused simple syrup
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves
In a small bowl or glass, muddle the simple syrup, strawberries, and fresh
mint leaves until just fragrant. Add a handful of ice to an old-fashioned glass.
Pour the strawberry mixture over the ice. Pour in the white rum and lime juice.
Add the club soda. Gently stir the drink. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve
Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to the boil.
Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and pour syrup over
mint leaves. Infuse for 20 minutes. Strain and discard mint and store syrup
in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 drink.
Recipe and photo credit: California Strawberry Commission