My Cuban-themed week is at an end, and I’m a little sad. I’m going to miss the mojo pork and Cuban rice I feasted on this week. But I do have one more delicious recipe to try, the classic mojito cocktail with a fruity twist. I’m not a regular rum drinker, but I seriously love mojitos. The classic version is my go-to, but I do love trying different versions, even when they’re made with vodka ?. I’m very excited to try this strawberry mojito recipe!
The list of course ingredients for this recipe was filled with easy-to-find ingredients that were reasonably priced. I always keep a bottle of homemade simple syrup (recipe below) around, so I didn’t have to buy that particular ingredient. It’s equal parts hot water and sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved, then chill. It takes less than 5 minutes to make, and it’s far cheaper than purchasing it ready-made.
My only issue with the list of ingredients was it omitted the club soda. That ingredient isn’t mentioned until the end of the instructions. Fortunately, club soda is a staple for me, and I always have some around.
This strawberry mojito recipe was very easy to make, and I had a garnished cocktail in 4 minutes. Muddling the limes was the toughest part. Squeezing them a bit first helps soften them up. Of course the strawberries and mint muddled very easily. The rest is just a matter of adding rum, crushed ice, and club soda. And crushed ice is important—it keeps the muddled fruit from floating to the top of your drink.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar of your choice (I use organic sugar, which gives the syrup an amber tinge)
- In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the sugar. Stir until dissolved (the mixture will become clear when the sugar is dissolved).
- Remove from heat and allow to cool. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a bottle or other airtight container for up to 4 weeks.