Looking for that perfect summer cocktail? Look no further than our Strawberry Mojito recipe! A little twist on the classic Mojito recipe, get ready to slurp up its strawberry goodness and amazingly balanced flavours. Mojitos may seem like a lot of effort but they're really easy! Find out the Straw Mojito cocktail below...
Easy Strawberry Mojito recipe
Making a Strawberry Mojito has never been easier with our simple cocktail recipe. There's only six steps to make this delight, so let's get started!
- 60ml light rum (white rum)
- 15ml strawberry liqueur
- 20ml sugar syrup (simple syrup for cocktails)
- 4 fresh lime wedges
- 8-12 fresh mint leaves
- 3-4 fresh strawberries cut into quarters
- Soda water to top
TOP TIP: Fresh, natural flavours is what makes a Mojito so iconic and no more so than the Strawberry Mojito. When you’re hunting for ingredients, grab the freshest produce you can find. Finding artificial lime juice or week-old 'fresh' strawberries just won't cut it when getting that super fresh flavour!
How to make a Strawberry Mojito - 6 step method
Firstly, muddling. Add the lime wedges and fresh mint leaves into a glass and muddle. By using this bar skill, it's easy to extract the fresh lime juice and flavours of the mint leaves. We recommend using a Highball glass for this, but any tall glass will do.
Learning how to muddle is a very delicate practice. Too much and the flavours will turn bitter. Too little and there won’t be any flavour! Our guide is sure to help you when muddling sugar, lime slices or mint leaves!
Next, add crushed ice into the glass, but leave some space at the top of the glass. Don’t discredit the crushed ice. Your Mojito will stay colder for longer with plenty of this type of ice, than compared to ice cubes.
Now, it’s time to add the rum! Pour the light rum over the ice in the glass. Light rum is best for Mojitos because its delicate flavour allows the other herbal and citrus flavours to shine.
Pour in the sugar syrup into the glass. You could use caster sugar for this; however we think it’s better for the balance of flavours to use a syrup. Syrups can be easily integrated into a drink.
Now, another dose of alcohol (and some fruit). Pour in the strawberry liqueur and add the fresh strawberries.
Our recipe says strawberry quarters but feel free to be creative and have strawberry slices as your garnish or some dried strawberries?
Lastly, it’s time to give everything a stir. Using a bar spoon, slowly stir your Strawberry Mojito. Try to avoid crushing the ingredients anymore.
Once done, you'll have yourself a refreshing Strawberry Mojito to enjoy alongside a beautiful summer sunset! Cheers!
Strawberry Mojito mocktail recipe
Just as you would with a regular non alcoholic Mojito, it's all about leaving out the alcohol (hate to state the obvious). Mojitos can still be fun without alcohol, remember!
To make the non-alcoholic Strawberry Mojito, simply skip step 3 and step 6. Follow the rest of the recipe as you would and your non alcoholic Mojito will be ready in no time. Easy!
In fact, feel free to add a little extra of some ingredients, so it's catered to your taste. Maybe add a little fresh lime juice for a bit more bite? Or substitute strawberry liqueur for strawberry syrup to keep the 'strawberry-ness'? In fact, muddling a few fresh strawberries wouldn't hurt. Let your imagination run wild with this virgin Strawberry Mojito recipe.
Experiment with other types of carbonated drinks, too. Club soda, ginger ale and Sprite are all great additions for a little twist on the Cuban classic.
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