Strawberry Minto Mojito
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Strawberry Minto Mojito
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
This a combo of a recipe from The Bar Book by Jeffery Morganthaler and a classic mojito with some personal experimentation thrown in. This a combo of a recipe from The Bar Book by Jeffery Morganthaler and a classic mojito with some personal experimentation thrown in.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Mint, strawberry
Alcohol content
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11.43% | 2.4 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The 'Strawberry Minto Mojito' is a creative twist on a classic, where the sweetness of strawberries synergizes with the coolness of mint, producing a refreshingly fruity mojito variant. This cocktail perfects the balance between tart and sweet, making it ideal for those who enjoy a nuanced yet bold fruity flavor in their drink.

Method
How to make a Strawberry Minto Mojito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Firstly make the syrup
In one saucepan make simple syrup with equal measures of sugar and water, then add the halved strawberries
Simmer for 10 minutes and then strain with a fine mesh or cheesecloth
In another saucepan, boil some water and add 5-7 stems of mint
Boil for 10 seconds then remove to an ice bath for one minute
Dry the stems with a paper towel then pick the leaves off and add to the strawberry syrup
Blend the mixture in a blender for one minute, then strain and chill
The syrup will last for about a month in the fridge
Now to make the mojito
Fill a highball glass with ice
Add two parts Bacardi Superior,one part lime juice and one part strawberry mint syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into the glass and top up with the soda
Add a strawberry and mint leaf garnish and serve
~ You could muddle the strawberry and mint for a personal cocktail, but I prefer making a syrup prior. Add a sugar rim to the glass if desired. ~

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

·  Strain  ·  Dry  ·  Highball  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly muddle the mint leaves for a Strawberry Minto Mojito?

To properly muddle the mint leaves for a Strawberry Minto Mojito, place the mint leaves and sugar into the bottom of a highball glass. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently press against the leaves and sugar until the mint's oils are released. Be careful not to shred the mint leaves, as this can release bitterness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative ways to garnish a Strawberry Minto Mojito?

For a Strawberry Minto Mojito, garnish with a few fresh mint sprigs and a whole strawberry on the rim of the glass for an appealing presentation. Additionally, a lime wheel or a thinly sliced piece of strawberry placed on the rim can enhance the visual appeal and add a refreshing aroma.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Strawberry Minto Mojito, and how is it made?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Strawberry Minto Mojito can easily be made by substituting white rum with additional soda water or a non-alcoholic spirit designed to mimic rum. Follow the normal recipe but replace the alcohol volume with your non-alcoholic substitute for a refreshing mocktail version.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can you substitute the white rum in a Strawberry Minto Mojito with another type of alcohol?

Yes, white rum in a Strawberry Minto Mojito can be substituted with other types of spirits such as vodka for a smoother taste, or tequila for a Strawberry Mint Margarita twist. However, substituting the spirit may alter the traditional flavor of the mojito.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What are the best conditions for serving a Strawberry Minto Mojito to enhance its flavors?

The Strawberry Minto Mojito is best served immediately after preparation in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Serving it cold accentuates the refreshing qualities of the mint and lime, making it ideal for hot weather or as a festive summer drink.

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