If you’ve ever enjoyed a regular Mojito, you’ll definitely love a strawberry Mojito. Refreshing, minty, mildly sweet, just the right drink to beat the summer heat.
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What is Strawberry Mojito?
A strawberry Mojito is a fruity version of the classic Mojito, with muddled strawberries. By adding strawberries you get more flavor into your Mojito, and you amp up the summer vibe.
This is the classic, old-school version of making a Mojito (by muddling). You can also use syrup and lime juice instead, but the overall flavor will be different. So here’s how to make a classic muddled Mojito with strawberries.
Strawberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 5-7 mint leaves
- 2 oz lime wedges
- 2-3 big strawberries cut
- club soda to top
- In a shaker add sugar, mint, limes, and strawberries. Muddle thoroughly.
- Add ice and rum, shake very well.
- Strain into ice-filled Collins or highball glass.
- Top with club soda.
- Muddling the fruit will make it more difficult to strain, but to you best and be patient. It will strain eventually.
- This version of Mojito follows the old recipe (muddling, as opposed to syrup). It won't be very sweet or overly flavorful, it will be refreshing and minty.
When is this drink best ?
The strawberry Mojito works best in summer, when strawberries are in season and you can fully appreciate just how cooling a cold, cold drink can be. The mint and lime in this also scream summer, so this is a perfect summer cocktail.
And since it’s more of a bubbly cooler than anything else, it feels very casual, laid-back, relaxed, even fun. I’ve seen this served at upscale lounges, pool parties, beachside bars, and even made a few at home to sip on while sunbathing. The strawberry Mojito works pretty much anywhere, anytime.
My thoughts on Strawberry Mojito
I loved the strawberry Mojito, perhaps more than the classic/simple version. It’s true that the sugar in this is quite low, so it’s just mildly sweet but I think the flavor of strawberries can make a drink seem sweeter than it already is. The mint works great here, and it can get a bit overpowering if you’re not a mint lover (I am so I’m fie with this).
The rum takes a bit of backseat, but this also depends on how much club soda you decide to add. If you truly make this a highball the flavor will be very mild, so perhaps only top this with club soda to get a more intense flavor.
If you like Strawberry Mojito, you might also like…
Raspberry Mojito – a Mojito with raspberries
Blueberry Mojito – a Mojito with blueberries
Simple Mojito – my version of a Mojito, not muddled, extra minty
Strawberry Gin Smash – a strawberry Mojito with gin instead of rum
Strawberry Lime Rickey – a gin cooler with strawberries
Raspberry Lime Rickey – a gin cooler with raspberries
Notes, substitutes, and tips
Muddled drinks are always more difficult to strain so have patience with this. You might get some floaty bits, most likely pieces of mint leaves. It’s up to you if you want to double strain the drink; some people like the look, some don’t.
This won’t be a very sweet drink, since there’s a small amount of sugar that gets transferred to the drink. If you want to sweeten this, consider doubling the sugar amount.