Strawberry Mojito
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Strawberry Mojito
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.48 / 5
The strawberry mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Cuban cocktail. It is believed to have originated in the 1940s in Havana, Cuba, where mint, lime, and ... more The strawberry mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Cuban cocktail. It is believed to have originated in the 1940s in Havana, Cuba, where mint, lime, and rum were abundant. This cocktail blends the tangy sweetness of freshly squeezed lime juice with the minty freshness of crushed mint leaves. The addition of fresh strawberries adds a burst of fruity flavor and a gorgeous red color to the drink. The white rum provides a smooth and slightly sweet base for the cocktail while the addition of sugar balances out the tartness of the lime. Perfect for a hot summer day, the strawberry mojito is a crowd-pleasing cocktail that is both easy to make and satisfying to drink.
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White rum
Garnish
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Mint, strawberry
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21.24% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Strawberry Mojito delights with its vibrant infusion of ripe strawberries and classic mojito charm, blending a sweet freshness that amplifies the zesty tang of lime and the cooling touch of mint. This cocktail masterfully balances the fruit's natural sweetness and the tartness of lime juice, with white rum underpinning it all with a smooth, subtle kick, making it a refreshing choice for those balmy summer evenings.

Method
How to make a Strawberry Mojito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the strawberries and mint leaves with the sugar and Bacardi
Add this to a cocktail shaker with ice and the lime juice
Shake well and strain into a highball glass with ice
Garnish with a mint sprig and some strawberry slices and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to muddle the strawberries and mint for a Strawberry Mojito?

To muddle strawberries and mint effectively, start by placing the mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Add the strawberries and sugar on top of the mint. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently press down and twist on the ingredients. The goal is to gently bruise the mint leaves to release their oils and to break down the strawberries to release their juices, without shredding the mint leaves.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Strawberry Mojito?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Strawberry Mojito, often called a 'Virgin Strawberry Mojito'. Simply omit the white rum from the recipe and replace it with extra soda water, lemonade, or a non-alcoholic spirit designed to mimic the flavor of rum. This keeps the refreshing flavor profile while making it suitable for all ages.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of my Strawberry Mojito?

To adjust the sweetness of your Strawberry Mojito, you can vary the amount of sugar used. If the cocktail is too sweet, reduce the sugar or use a sugar syrup for more controlled sweetness. If it's not sweet enough, gradually add more sugar or a bit of sugar syrup until it reaches your desired sweetness. Alternatively, using riper strawberries can also naturally increase the sweetness.

FAQ

What's the best type of rum to use in a Strawberry Mojito?

For a Strawberry Mojito, white rum is traditionally used because of its clear color and light flavor which doesn't overpower the fresh flavors of the mint and strawberry. Look for a high-quality white rum that's smooth and not too harsh. Aged or flavored rums can add an interesting twist, but might also overshadow the delicate balance of the drink.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of mint that works best in a Strawberry Mojito?

While any type of fresh mint can work in a Strawberry Mojito, spearmint is often preferred for its sweet flavor and aromatic properties, which pairs well with the strawberries. Peppermint can also be used, but it has a more potent flavor that might compete with the other ingredients. Always look for fresh, vibrant green mint leaves for the best flavor.

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