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Strawberry Mint Mojito

Strawberry Mint Mojito

This refreshing and sweet cocktail is perfect for a summer day, bridal shower or late weekend brunch.

Ingredients

Mojito

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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 immediately.
  2. 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


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