I’m not sure about where you live but, in my part of Pennsylvania it has been gorgeous outside lately! This is my favorite time of year to sit outside in the evening while the kids are playing or swimming with their friends and enjoy a cocktail or two!
Its Colleen here again, and today I have a delicious and refreshing Strawberry Lemon Mojito recipefor you! Jo-Lynne’s mint mojito recipe is so popular, we decided we should come up with a few variations!
Next time you are at the grocery store or farmer’s market, be sure to grab some extra strawberries for this cocktail. Make them by the pitcher and invite girlfriends over and catch up! A couple of appetizers and a couple of pitchers of these mojitos, and I can almost guarantee you a wonderful night!!
This Mojito starts with a crazy delicious Strawberry Lemon Simple Syrup which will only take you 5-8 minutes to make start to finish…and then guess what? If you don’t use it all for Mojitos, you can use it to make Strawberry Lemonade, Water Ice, flavored water or whatever your think will go good with it….An ice cream soda maybe…oh boy…there’s an idea!!
Here’s a printable recipe for your convenience.
- 8 oz Rum
- 6-8 oz Strawberry Lemon Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
- Mint leaves
- Sliced strawberries
- Lemon triangle
- 2-4 oz club soda
- Strawberry Lemon Simple Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 2-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 quart (about 1-1/2 pounds) strawberries, cleaned and hulled and halved
- Make simple syrup by combining water, sugar, lemon juice and strawberries in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring a few times. Remove from heat once it reaches a boil, stir until all sugar is dissolved. Mash strawberries with a potato masher and allow it to sit on the stove until cool. Strain and store in mason jars in your refrigerator until ready to use.
- For the mojitos, combine the rum and syrup in a pitcher and stir to combine. Add strawberries, mint leaves and a couple small lemon triangles if you wish.
- Taste to see if its sweet enough for you, strong enough or too strong and adjust to your liking. (You will be topping each glass with some club soda when ready to serve, so sweet at this stage is good.)
- Muddle the strawberries and mint if you like. Chill.
- When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice and fill 3/4-full with mojito mixture. Top with club soda, stir and serve. You can also add extra strawberries and mint to each glass if you choose.
And if you prefer a more traditional version, be sure to try Jo-Lynne’s mojito recipe. And you can find all of her popular cocktail recipes on one convenient page.