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.
For one strawberry mojito, you’ll need about five strawberries and one lime. You can use 1/2 cup of sliced frozen strawberries but will want to let them thaw so they’re easy to muddle. There will also be extra lime slices. Use them to squeeze some extra juice into the drink or simply add them as a garnish.
- 1 lime
- 5 strawberries
- 1 sprig mint
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 2 ounces white rum
- 2 to 3 ounces club soda
- strawberry, garnish
- sprig of mint, garnish
- lime wedge, garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Cut the lime in half, then cut each half into three or four wedges. Remove the stems and slice the strawberries. Pull six to eight leaves from a sprig of mint, leaving the top intact for a garnish.
In a tall glass, add 3 to 4 lime wedges, the sliced strawberries, and individual mint leaves. Top with the sugar.
Muddle well to mash the fruit and dissolve the sugar.
Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the rum.
Stir well to integrate the fruit and mint into the ice. Top with soda.
Garnish with a strawberry, lime wedge, and sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy!
- 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.
- 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 To 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.
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!