The mojito recipe you’ve been waiting your entire life to discover. While you can’t go wrong with the “classic” mojito recipe, a few minor twists can take your cocktail from good to great.
Taste-testers rated this Strawberry Mojito Recipe among our best tasting cocktails. Be forewarned — Strawberry Mojitos can be contagious!!
The ingredients you’ll need for this strawberry mojito recipe:
- 5 mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, cut into 3 wedges
- 2 to 3 strawberries
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1.5 ounces Bacardi Limon (or other citrus infused white rum)“Splash” of club soda (approx. 3 ounces)
- 1 cup ice
If you’re using white sugar instead of simple syrup, add sugar to a sturdy glass or tin. Add a splash (approx. one ounce) of water and stir until the sugar melts. (This is the step that prevents funky grains of sugar from slurping into your mouth while you savor your cocktail! If you’re using simple syrup, this step won’t be necessary.)
Place mint leaves into the mixture of sugar-water / simple syrup. Squeeze three limes wedges into the glass, then drop the wedges into the mixture. Add your strawberries to the mix.
Muddle the mint, the lime, and the strawberries! You’ll know you’ve muddled enough when you’ve got a goopy, delicious smelling “soup” in your glass! The mint will be partially shredded, and the strawberries will be barely recognizable. (This is the most common rookie mistake! Mojito-makin’ wannabe’s try to muddle their mint with forks and spoons — which just won’t cut it. A real muddler, like this one,must have spikes and grooves in order to truly release the flavors of the mint leaves and lime.)
Add your Bacardi Limon (or other citrus infused white rum). For those of you without a jigger, 1.5 ounces is about the size of your standard shot glass.
Fill your glass with ice and shake, shake, shake it up! (It might feel like your drink is “all ice” as you do this, but the ice will play a key role in making your mojito delicious as it slowly melts into your cocktail.)
Top your glass off with club soda. This should compensate for any room left between those ice cubes — a few ounces should do the trick.
Garnish your glass with a strawberry wedge and a sprig of mint… and enjoy!