This refreshing Fresh Strawberry Mojito is perfectly balanced sweet and tangy. Easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd!
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Last week, Quebec’s first strawberries were so perfectly plump and sweet that I couldn’t resist making a cocktail out of them. I love mojitos and I have fresh mint growing in the backyard so making a strawberry mojito was the first idea that came to my mind. This Fresh Strawberry Mojito is just sweet enough, and the strawberry puree is nicely accented by the tangy lime. The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or more – why not make a full pitcher of it to treat a group of friends at cocktail hour?
Makes 1 cocktail
For the strawberry puree
1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
1 fresh mint leaf
1 tbsp sugar
For the cocktail
Juice from ½ lime (about ½ oz)
10 fresh mint leaves
1 oz white rum
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz strawberry puree
4 oz soda or sparkling water
To make the strawberry puree: Put the strawberries in a blender, and add the mint leaf and sugar. Blend until very smooth. Strain the puree in a fine sieve to get rid of the seeds and bigger bits of mint. This makes more than you need for one cocktail, but you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it’ll keep for a week.
To make the cocktail: In a tall glass, pour the lime juice and add the mint leaves. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, crush the mint leaves to release their oils into the lime juice. Add the rum, simple syrup, 1 oz of strawberry puree, and mix with a spoon. Add 3-4 ice cubes, then add 4 oz soda or sparkling water. Mix well. Decorate the glass with a sprig of mint and a fresh strawberry, if desired.
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