Enjoy the flavors of summer in a refreshing cocktail with this Strawberry Mojito! A minty, bubbly, fruity fresh delight!
Inquiring minds want to know: are you team “traditional” mojito or team “mix it up?”
I mean, I am a mojito all inclusivist and love them all BUT if I had to choice?
Team MIX IT UP all the way.
Why you will LOVE This Recipe
The weather is finally warming up and the sun is shining more these days, so I say BREAK OUT THE SUMMER DRINKS! Who’s with me?! And since I’m on team mix-it-up, I love getting creative with the cocktails I make for my friends and family. You can find me on a hot summer day, mixing up a pitcher of tropical white moscato sangria or some healthy champagne cocktails and enjoying them out on the deck with my people! If you like the sounds of all these summer sips, today’s strawberry mojito pitcher recipe will probably be your new fave! It’s light and bubbly, is fruity AND minty, and is so refreshing- don’t take my word for it, mix up a pitcher tonight and see for yourself how delicious it is!
The list of items you’ll need to pull together to make this strawberry mojito recipe is fresh, fruity, AND flavorful! You may already have some or most of these ingredients in your kitchen, ready to be made into a DELISH summer drink. Here’s what you will need:
- Large Lime
- Mint Leaves
- Simple Syrup
- Large Strawberries
- White Rum
- Club Soda
How to make a Strawberry Mojito Recipe
Delicious drinks do NOT have to be complicated to make, and these mojitos certainly prove that! Here’s how to make them:
In between 2 highball glasses, divide up the mint leaves and lime wedges. Use a muddler to muddle the limes and mint really well. Divide the syrup and strawberries between both glasses and use the muddler to muddle them once again, until everything is nice and juicy.
Divide the rum and club soda between the 2 glasses, then stir it all up. Sip and enjoy!
How to make them a Mocktail
If you are steering clear of alcoholic beverages for whatever reason, you can still enjoy this strawberry mint mojito recipe! Simply leave out the rum, and add a bit more simple syrup and club soda. It’s still such a fresh, fruity and refreshing drink as a mocktail!
Top Tips for making Strawberry Mojitos
Make the simple syrup ahead: Syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge in an airtight container to save time when you’re mixing up drinks for your friends and family. Check out honey simple syrup for a naturally sweetened version of the classic simple syrup.
Use Fresh Strawberries: Try and pick out the juiciest strawberries you can to make this cocktail! The deeper red, the more flavorful your strawberries will be in this delicious mojito recipe!
Use Flavored Rum: I love a summery, tropical coconut rum every now and again, so feel free to use that instead of regular white rum to make these mojitos, or any other flavored rum you want!
Add other fruits: There’s no reason you need to stick with strawberries in your cocktails! Feel free to swap them out for other berries, or throw in some peaches or mango to mix things up a bit!
You might think mojitos are girly but they sure are not! They are a simple, classic cocktail that even my husband loves! Don’t let the pink from the strawberries sway you away!
Yep! Pure distilled rum is made primarily from sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice, making it gluten free. Watch for some hidden gluten if you’re using flavored rums in any cocktails!
While if you don’t use mint, you’re not really making a mojito, what happens if you don’t have mint? I suggest using basil leaves or even a peppermint tea bag! Don’t use mint extract as it’s much too strong and will overpower the drink.
It’s definitely a drink that is better for you! You’ll get Vitamin C from the lime and the mint and lime combination could help digestion. Mojitos are also pretty low in calories, especially if you cut some of the simple syrup!
more summer cocktail recipes
- bees knees cocktail
- white wine cocktail with peaches and honey fig syrup
- healthy champagne cocktails: blackberry raspberry and mango coconut
- 1 Large lime, cut into 8 segments
- 20 Mint leaves
- 2 oz Simple syrup (or to taste) *
- 4 Large strawberries, diced
- 3 Oz White rum
- 1-1/2 Cups Club soda (depending how big your glasses are)
- Ice, For servings
- Divide the lime chunks and mint leaves between two highball glasses. Use a muddler to muddle until the limes and mint break down and are juicy.
- Divide the syrup and strawberries between both cups and muddle again.
- Divide the rum between both cups, followed by the club soda and a few ice cubes.
- Stir and SIP!
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