This refreshing Fresh Strawberry Mojito cocktail is bright, tangy, and delightfully sweet. You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd!
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Every spring, when the first baskets of strawberries from Île d’Orléans appear at my local market, I know summer is (finally) here. Île d’Orléans is a large island sitting on the St. Lawrence River, just 20 minutes outside of Québec City. The island is largely rural, which earns it the nickname “Québec City’s pantry.”
Among all the delicious fruits and vegetables cultivated on the island are strawberries, and these strawberries have the reputation of being among the best (if not the best) in the province. Île d’Orléans strawberries are sold all around the province, and every year, I feel lucky to be able to enjoy them, knowing they were picked mere hours before I got to buy a basket.
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Of course, every year, I eat baskets and baskets of strawberries, but I also love to make desserts with them. Some of my favorite strawberry desserts include a spectacular galette, an elegant gelato, and some crave-worthy cookies. But a few years ago, I had strawberries that were so perfectly plump and juicy and so incredibly sweet that I immediately thought of turning them into a strawberry mojito cocktail.
I love mojito cocktails: they’re so delicious and easy to make! Plus, I always have mint growing on the patio every summer, so making one is very often my Friday afternoon treat. This fresh strawberry mojito cocktail is made with a bright red strawberry puree, which sweetens the drink just so. The zesty lime juice nicely balances out that sweetness and makes the cocktail incredibly refreshing. Make one (or three) and cheer to a never-ending summer! One can always hope, right?
Super ripe summer strawberries are the sweetest and the juiciest. They’re also the most aromatic, which means they make the best puree and, in turn, the best strawberry mojito cocktail.
If you can’t find top-quality strawberries, or if you find yourself craving this strawberry mojito cocktail slightly out of season (I wouldn’t blame you!), you can use frozen strawberries, which are generally packaged at their ripest.
You can make larger batches of the strawberry puree and freeze it for later. Be extra clever and freeze it in Les fraîches du Québec so you can always reach for the perfect quantity needed in a cocktail!
This beautifully bright pink, super sweet strawberry puree is so delicious, you will find yourself wanting to drizzle it anywhere and everywhere—as you should! Add it to your morning yogurt or granola, serve it over gelato or cake, turn it into popsicles, or simply enjoy it by the spoonful. You can’t go wrong!
A mojito is usually made with mint, and this strawberry mojito cocktail is delicious with it. But for a change, try swapping in fresh basil. Strawberry and basil go wonderfully well together, and you’ll be amazed at the aromas they can add to this cocktail!
It’s really easy to scale up this recipe for strawberry mojitos. Double or triple the quantities or more—why not make a full pitcher of it to treat a group of friends at cocktail hour?
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