Fresh Strawberry Mojito Cocktail


This years strawberry crop seems to be especially sweet and tasty. Customers at local farms can pick their own or buy them all ready picked. What a treat to get fresh from the field strawberries!



And what better way to enjoy these beauties than in a Fresh Strawberry Mojito? This drink is slightly sweet and so refreshing.


Ingredients:
  • 3 large strawberries, hulled and chopped. (Very ripe works best.)
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup (or 2 teaspoons granulated sugar)
  • 2 ounces white rum (about 4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Club soda or seltzer water about 1/4 cup
  • Garnish: mint leaf, half a strawberry

You will also need:
  • Tall heavy bottom glass like a Collins glass, about 10 ounces.
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail Shaker (optional)

Directions:
  1. Muddle strawberries, mint, and simple syrup (or sugar) until strawberries are broken down and mint leaves are torn apart.
  2. Add the rum and shake well in a cocktail shaker or stir well.
  3. Finish filling glass with ice and top off with club soda. Mix gently with a straw.
  4. Garnish with a mint leaf and half a strawberry.

For an alcohol-free beverage omit the rum and
substitute ginger ale for the club soda












1 comment:

  1. Love this post, i am absolutely crazy about strawberries and whenever its season arrives i go completely fanatic haha. Thanks for sharing this with all of us here.

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