Bold and refreshing, a strawberry mojito is an easy cocktail to mix up for a crowd or just for chill weekend sipping!
This strawberry mojito recipe is made with homemade strawberry sugar, muddled strawberries, and a generous helping of rum. It’s one of my favorite variations, especially when strawberries are in season!
Strawberries and mint are fantastic flavor combinations. The mint makes the drink taste so refreshing when you add the fresh fruit with a touch of sweetness and top it all off with bubbles.
Strawberry Mojito Recipe
Often, we find ourselves preparing a strawberry cocktail in the summertime rather than other fruity cocktails. That’s mostly because of strawberry s delicious, sweetness – it just tastes like summer.
WHAT IS A MOJITO?
MOJITO IS A TRADITIONAL CUBAN COCKTAIL THAT COMBINES FIVE INGREDIENTS: WHITE RUM, LIME JUICE, SUGAR, SODA WATER, AND MINT. THE MIXTURE OF FLAVORS HAS MADE THE MOJITO A POPULAR SUMMERTIME DRINK.
We also love making other Mojito cocktails here on the blog, such as this KETO-FRIENDLY RASPBERRY MOJITO COCKTAILS that’s perfect if you are trying to cut back on sugary cocktails or this Blackberry Mojito and the fan-favorite Watermelon mojito.
Fun Facts about Mojitos:
The mojito is one of the oldest mixed drinks- over 500 years old.
The name mojito comes from the African “mojo,” which means “magic charm.”
In the James Bond movie, “Die Another Day,” Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry enjoy mojitos on the beach.
The mojito was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink.
Mojitos are popular everywhere, but they happen to be very popular in France, Poland and Britain.
A “cojito” is a mojito made with coconut rum.
A “mojito Blanco” is a mojito made with tequila instead of rum.
1 Lime, wedge
1 small handful Mint
1/4 tsp Simple syrup
1 tbsp Strawberry Sugar
4 oz Club soda
2 oz Rum
For the Strawberry sugar recipe, you will 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup dried strawberry
Directions for Strawberry Sugar:
Process 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 cup of dried strawberries in a small food processor or a spice grinder until finely ground.
You can also use this Strawberry sugar in your tea, lemonade, lattes, and other cocktail drinks. I like to store it in a mason jar.
Directions: For Strawberry Mojito:
Place the mint in a cocktail shaker and the simple syrup, then put the lime wedges, pulp up, and cover them with sugar. Muddle to release the juice without getting them beaten up too much.
Add the strawberry to the cocktail shaker and crush them all together. Next, pour the rum and shake it vigorously for a few seconds.
In your favorite cocktail glass filled with ice, pour your strawberry mint mojito, and add the club soda. Stir to combine the ingredients and garnish with a few other mints and strawberries.