Cocktail Corner: Strawberry Mojito

I grew up using fresh mint only for tea. While a proper cup of mint tea can be very refreshing, I think a cocktail using mint is even more so.  The mojito was born in Cuba, where it is made using mint, lime, sugar, rum and club soda. For this recipe, I  substituted the club soda with a fresh strawberry purée...of sorts. 

Strawberry Purée 

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Add all ingredients to blender and pulse on low until strawberries are mushy ( I like it with little chunks)

Strawberry Mojito [P.S. I totally should have removed that thumb print :)]

Strawberry Mojito [P.S. I totally should have removed that thumb print :)]

Strawberry Mojito

  • 6-10 mint leaves + a sprig for garnish
  • Juice of one lime + a wedge for garnish
  • 2 ounces of white rum such as Bacardi Superior Rum
  • 2 ounces strawberry purée (if you want it just a bit fizzy use an ounce of purée and an ounce of club soda) 
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • club soda (optional)

How-to

  • Add mint leaves, lime juice and sugar to a tall glass
  • Muddle 
  • Add strawberry puree and stir
  • Pour in your desired glass over crushed or cubed ice
  • Add rum and stir ( if you opted for club soda, top with club soda.) 
  • Garnish with mint and a lime wedge and serve

The creator of the mojito may cringe at this concoction but honestly, who cares?  It's yummy! You can follow this method using mango, pears, raspberries and more...they are all pretty tasty.

Cheers!  

Posted on March 14, 2014 and filed under Recipe, Cocktail Corner.