Fizzy, minty, slightly sweet and packed with strawberries and lime, a Strawberry Mojito Cocktail is refreshing and easy to make. Whip up this light rum adult beverage as a cocktail or make it mocktail! Make a single or scale it up for a pitcher.
This recipe was originally published May 2015 and has been updated to include new photos and recipe notes July 2021. The recipe remains unchanged.
An Inspired Take on Mojitos
Have you tried a strawberry mojito?
I’ve always been a fan of the classic minty lime cocktails, but strawberry mojitos?
It was a pre-birthday celebration, at Barrio Mexican Kitchen in Seattle where I flipped out over this mojito. Oh my, have you been? If you’re ever in Seattle, you must go! I had smoked mushroom enchiladas with, you know it, a strawberry mint cocktail (hello mojito). Talk about inspired!
They’re such a treat and best with the freshest, juiciest in season strawberries. They’re simple to whip up too!
Ingredients for Strawberry Mojitos
You may be wondering what’s in a strawberry mojito, but they’re the same as the classic, only with fresh strawberries. Use the most local, organic and freshest of strawberries you can. They’ll be juicier, sweeter, vibrant and take this refreshing cocktail over the top! Here are the strawberry mojito ingredients (see recipe card for details):
- Homemade mint simple syrup (sugar, water and mint)
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Mint
- Light/White Rum – leave out for a mocktail
- Crushed Ice – for next level crushed ice, give it a few pulses in a blender
- Club Soda
Be sure to pick up extra mint for a pretty garnish! I grow mint in a small herb patch specifically for mojitos and tea. It’s a fail-proof plant and it’s one thing the deer don’t eat.
Quick Guide: How to Make a Strawberry Mojito
Make a single or a pitcher. In summary, here’s how to make this strawberry mint cocktail (see recipe card for details):
- First, make the mint simple syrup recipe and allow it to cool (sugar, water and mint leaves).
- Second, in a highball glass, layer the mint, lime wedges, simple, and strawberries. Muddle until the strawberry and lime juice is released.
- Next, Pour the rum over the muddled ingredients, top with ice then fill club soda to the rim.
- Last, garnish with mint leaves, a strawberry and lime.
A Strawberry Mojito Pitcher Recipe
For a small crowd, this mojito recipe can easily be scaled up. For ease, muddle the strawberries, lime, mint and simple in a large jar, then transfer it to a pitcher. Pour in the white rum, then the club soda. Share quickly so the fizz stays fizzy! Pour over ice packed glasses, then garnish with mint, strawberries and lime.
A Few Recipe Notes
- Make Ahead: The mint simple syrup can be made a week in advance. I sometimes forget to make it, so after pouring the freshly made simple into a storage container, I pop it in the freezer, unlidded for about 1/2 an hour to cool.
- Fresh Strawberries: These white rum cocktails are best freshly made and with the juiciest, organic and if possible local strawberries you can get your hands on. A trip to the farmers market may be in order!
- Mocktail: For a non alcoholic strawberry mojito recipe, simply omit the rum and add a bit more club and simple to taste.
- Vodka Instead: For a strawberry mojito recipe with vodka, simply swap the rum for vodka.
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For the Mint Simple Syrup*:
- 1/2 C (120g) Sugar Evaporated Cane Juice
- 1/2 C (115g) Water
- 2 Stems of Mint stems and leaves
For the Mojito (Yields one drink):
- 1/2 (55g) Lime cut into 4 wedges 3 wedges cut 1/2, save the last wedge for garnish
- 4-8 Leaves Whole Mint (depends on taste, I use 8 or more). Reserve one stem for garnish.
- 4 (125g) Strawberries 3 large, quartered for muddling, 1 berry for garnish
- 1 - 1 1/2 oz (28-42g) Mint Simple Syrup cooled (recipe above)
- 2 oz (57g) White / Light Rum or leave out for mocktail**
- Crushed Ice
- Club Soda
For the Mint Simple Syrup:
- Pour the sugar and water in a two-quart saucepan, then add the mint and bring to a boil. Stir. Boil until all the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to steep for 10 minutes and allow to the syrup to cool. Remove the mint leaves and pour into a lidded container for storage in the refrigerator until ready to use.
For the Mojito:
- In a 16 oz (454g) highball glass, layer the cut lime wedges, mint leaves, and quartered strawberries.
- Pour in the simple and muddle the mixture for about 30 seconds. The goal is to squeeze out the lime juice, mash the berries and to allow the mint to release its oils. There should be bits of strawberries left when muddling is complete.
- Add the light rum (or omit for mocktail) to the muddled mixture, then add crushed ice (I fill mine almost to the top). Top off with Club Soda. Stir well.Garnish with a lime wedge, medium strawberry, and mint stem. When finishing the mojito, have a spoon on hand to dig out the delicious strawberry bits!