Strawberry Mojito

Strawberry Mojito Recipe
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
208 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 81mg 407%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 252mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Enjoy the fresh taste of summer with a refreshing strawberry mojito. The recipe includes the standard mojito ingredients—rum, mint, lime, sugar, and club soda—and adds sweet strawberries to the mix. It's easy and fun to mix up, and especially delicious during berry season.

For one strawberry mojito, you'll need about five strawberries and one lime. You can use a half cup of sliced frozen strawberries but will want to let them thaw so they're easy to muddle. Muddling is a way to mash together and mix cocktail ingredients—in this drink, it helps release the flavors from the mint, the juice from the strawberries and lime, and helps dissolve the sugar.

There will be extra lime slices—use them to squeeze some extra juice into the drink, simply add them as a garnish, or use them to make more mojitos. You can easily adjust the sweetness, tartness, and booziness of the drink by adjusting the amount of sugar, lime, and soda water.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Strawberry Mojito
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  2. Cut the lime in half, then cut each half into 3 or 4 wedges. Remove the stems and slice 4 strawberries. Pull 6 to 8 leaves from a sprig of mint, leaving the top intact for a garnish.

    Preparing Fresh Fruit and Mint for a Strawberry Mojito
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  3. In a tall glass, add 3 to 4 lime wedges, the sliced strawberries, and individual mint leaves. Top with the sugar.

    Mixing a Strawberry Mojito
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  4. Muddle well to mash the fruit and dissolve the sugar.

    Muddling a Strawberry Mojito

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  5. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the rum.

    Mixing a Strawberry Mojito With Crushed Ice
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  6. Stir well to integrate the fruit and mint into the ice. Top with soda.

    Stirring a Strawberry Mojito
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  7. Garnish with the remaining strawberry, mint spring, and a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

    Strawberry Mojito
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Tips

  • For any mojito, it's best to choose a mid-shelf rum that you enjoy drinking on its own.
  • If you enjoy crushed ice in cocktails, a Lewis bag is handy to have around. The heavy canvas reduces ice melt, and you can quickly crush an entire tray of ice cubes by hitting them with a muddler or mallet.
  • For a slower melt, fill the glass with ice cubes.

Recipe Variations

  • Pour a flavored rum if you like. Citrus, coconut, and vanilla rums are all excellent choices, while pineapple rum gives the strawberry mojito a tropical flare. Some drinkers like spiced rum in their mojitos, too.
  • Use 1/2 to 1 ounce of simple syrup instead of the sugar. Or, go with raw sugar or your favorite sugar substitute.
  • Switch from club soda to sparkling wine.
  • Mint going bad? Make fresh mint last a little longer by placing it in a jar of water or hanging it up to dry (it will still work for mojitos). Alternatively, preserve it by making mint simple syrup and use that instead of fresh mint and sugar.

How Do You Muddle a Mojito Without a Muddler?

A muddler is a valuable tool for cocktails and an inexpensive investment if you like mojitos, old-fashioneds, and other muddled cocktails. If you don't have one, look around your kitchen for a blunt, long-handled object. A wooden spoon is one of the best options, and a standard spoon or fork will work in a pinch. Other options include a pestle, tamper, meat tenderizer, or French-style rolling pin. You may need to press the fruit and herbs into the side of the glass, rather than the bottom. If muddling in a tall glass is a challenge, do it in a small bowl, then transfer the mix to the glass.

What's the Difference Between a Mojito and a Daiquiri?

While both are classic rum cocktails, a mojito is made with rum, sugar, lime, mint, and soda water, while a daiquiri is made with lime juice, sugar or simple syrup, and rum. Daiquiris are typically shaken and sometimes blended with ice rather than muddled.

How Strong Is a Strawberry Mojito?

It's difficult to estimate the alcohol content of a drink like the strawberry mojito because the muddled fruit yields a varying amount of juice. On average, the drink should mix up to about 7 ounces, so it will fall in the 11 percent ABV (22 proof) range when made with 80-proof rum. That's similar to a glass of wine, only a lot more fun and definitely fruitier!