Fizzy, minty, lightly sweetened and packed with strawberries and lime, a Strawberry Mojito Cocktail is refreshing and easy to make. Like my Mango Mojito, you can whip up this light rum adult beverage as a cocktail or make it a mocktail! Make a single or scale it up for a pitcher.
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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Strawberry Mojito Recipe
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!
Thank you Jeanette!
I plan on making your “Strawberry Mojitos” for our camping trip. I would like to make them ahead of time. I will add club soda at last minute of course. Have you ever tried it? Wondering how many days would work?
Hi Sherry! I’ve not tried making these advance, so I’m not sure. However, mint tends to break down after being muddled. I’m afraid it and the strawberries would brown if left for more than a day.
MaryAnn | The Beach House Kitchen
Perfect cocktail for all those gorgeous summer strawberries Traci. And mojitos happen to be one of my favorites! Cheers!
We are on the same page, Mare! I’d love to share one with you!
Tasty and easy summer drink. Thanks!
Thank you for your note Alicia!
Great recipe! So refreshing! We are enjoying it now! Thanks for Sharing!
So happy to hear Christina! Thank you for your note.
This recipe is amazing and tastes so good. The whole family love it. I even recommended it to my friends. Thank you so much for the recipe! ❤️
Thank you Charmaine!
Jeanne Marie Dauray
Great recipe. Got my hands on some key limes and fresh strawberries. Perfect for a pretty Mother’s Day drink.
Thank you for your note, Jeanne! Key limes?! Lovely!
Tried it …its great..thanks for the recipe.Was in a hurry so used sprite instead of syrup and club soda..it worked well.
So happy to hear, Sukanya! A nice sub too… Thank you for your note!
This looks fabulous! I recently discovered that making mojitos with my lemon mint that is taking over my flower gardens is AMAZING. I believe I have some fresh Rainiers on my cupboard that are begging to be made into this!
Happy belated birthday!!
Hey Nicole! I find Rainiers to be the sweetest of all the strawberries (and they’re easy to grow). Lemon mint sounds amazing… I’ve some growing too! Thank you for your suggestion! :D
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
Happy birth month, Traci!!! These strawberry mojitos look divine and the perfect way to celebrate.
One random question about the muddler…I’m almost positive that you have the OXO one there. What do you think of it? I got a wooden one without the feet mainly for photos, but I’m thinking of returning it and getting the OXO one instead!
Thank you, Lisa! It’s been fun! RE: The Muddler… It is OXO! It does a really great job roughing up the fruit and herbs because the foot is textured. The wood is definitely prettier, but if you like function, this gets the job done! :D
Liz @ Floating Kitchen
Oh Happy Birthday/week/month Traci! These mojitos are the perfect way to celebrate. The color is gorgeous and your photos are just to die for! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. XO!
Thank you, Liz! :D I’ve been hoarding Strawberries lately!
Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen
HAPPY BIRTHWEEK!!!!!!! I love the idea of celebrating all darn week because, why not ;) This strawberry mojito looks like the perfect way to celerbate! And those strawberries looks so juicy and delicious!!
I’ve never been to Seattle but it is on my top list of American cities to visit! I hear it is absolutely beautiful :)
Thaaaank you, Ceara! :D Yup, why not!? Oh, if anything come to Seattle for the big trees and food!! Both are at the top of my favorites! :D
Evi @ greenevi
Happy Birthday, Traci! I’ve celebrated my birthday last week but I’m celebrating on this week too. And start to like your birthmonth idea :D
Love your beautiful pictures, love strawberry mojitos, never tried with syrup before, sounds great! Pinned for later :)
Thank you, Evi! You’re a Taurus too?! :D
Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
Happy birthweek Traci! I love that you had a pre-birthday celebration. I’ve been stretching out my birthday this month too! I just celebrated it for the third time last night. And I still have another 2 celebrations to go haha!
Thank you, my dear! Hehe…. stretch it out as far as you can, and enjoy it girl! Happy bday month to you, Chelsea! :D
Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
Happy Birthday dear Traci! Yes, somewhere along the line time stopped moving along a linear continuum and jumped to the exponential. I think it just makes us appreciate more though; if only we could recapture some of those youthful years and transplant them into the wise years, then we’d really be on to something :D (what was it George Bernard Shaw said — youth is wasted on the young? I think I get it). Traci, I love mojitos (and margaritas) — they are our ‘drink’ of choice when we venture outside of wine/beer. I have never tried a strawberry version (I can be quite traditional in my requirements and love of pure lime juice that way ;-) ) but you make a strong case for it and your photos are just gorgeous! Yay, for strawberry season. I hope you take the weekend to sit back, relax, breathe and enjoy your special day to the fullest. I think you may have found the perfect way to celebrate! (ps, Rob has great hands). xx
Yes, yes, B. Shaw said it! And well said about jumping to the exponential… oh it happens so quickly. Oh, you must try this Kelly, if only once and if only for the experience. It’s a nice way too, to eat more strawberries! Thank you for your birthday wishes; it’s been a lot of fun. (I think so too! And he smirked when I told him your comment :D ) xx
Traci this sounds amazing! Happy birthday to you. Gorgeous photos as always :)
Thank you Jolena! :D
Kristen @ The Endless Meal
OMG I suddenly got so thirsty! This looks so refreshing!!
Hehe… tempting, Kristen! :D
Raquel @ My California Roots
These look so good! I love the flavors, and I also love the photos on this post. The dark background just makes the mojito pop. Pinned!
Thank you Raquel, and for your pin! I hope you enjoy it! :D
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
I’m going to go with d), none of the above… if I could avoid my birthday then I totally would. ;) This mojito…gah…you know I’m all over this! I’m so like you when it comes to ordering cocktails at a restaurant… if I don’t know whether they make good mixed drinks then I stick to wine (that’s always a sure winner). Plus, I can’t stand spending $$$$ on cocktail, but my husband reminds me that we rarely eat out and I’m worth it. :) With a little nudging from him, I usually cave in and splurge. It’s fun trying new stuff. And if you hadn’t then you wouldn’t have this lovely recipe. :)
Nudges are good, for sure! I used to choose none of the above, and then I said to hell with it! Life is short. Celebrate girl!
Sarah | Broma Bakery
Happy birthweek, Traci! Woohooooo! I’m with you on ordering cocktails. You never know if they’re going to be too sweet, or not strong enough, or too strong, or weird. But when you get a good one, it’s like a mini victory! Also, I’ve been so hesitant to do cocktail posts because I just don’t know how to shoot drinks, but after seeing this gorgeous set of photos, I feel like I must!
Thaaank you, Sarah! No doubt, a mini victory celebration ensued when I first sipped on this beauty!! Now, go make you a delicious sipper and shoot it Sarah! You’ll love the experience! :D
Happy Birthday Traci! Love this mojito (you probably knew, I’ll love it)! Awesome pictures, as usual! Making one this weekend!
Thank you, my dear! Ooooh, I’d love to share one with you, I knew you’d love it! Enjoy, Mira!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
Gah, these photos are just so stinkin’ gorgeous! And yes, I agree, we all could use a little more celebration. :)
Smoked mushroom enchiladas and strawberry mojitos sound AMAZING. I’ve actually never had a mojito but I just know I would love this strawberry version! It looks perfect. Happy birthday week, Traci!
Hehe… thaaank you! Oh, those smoked mushroom enchiladas.. my goodness. I’ve gotta do that.. they were incredible. But I thought I’d start with the simpler inspired recipe first :D .
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
Happy birthday, Traci! Hope you have a wonderful week with lots of fun and festivities and cocktails. This drink looks so refreshing – love the strawberry lime combination. And I love a cocktail where a muddler is involved (what a great word) :). Gorgeous pictures and lighting as always.
Oh I’d love to share a toast with you! Hehe, muddler (IDK where that came from!). Thank you, Geraldine!! :D
Christina @ Bake with Christina
Happy birthday Traci! What a great way to celebrate with the mojito, looks yummy!! :)
Thank you, Christina! :D
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
Love that strawberry mint flavor combo :)
Oh yes, one of my favorites! :D
Annie @ ciaochowbambina
What a great way to celebrate such a momentous occasion…I mean momentous week..or is it month? I like the month idea…that certainly works for me, however, birthday week is more my speed! Traci, this is the prettiest drink I’ve ever seen. Oh my! I can imagine how phenomenal it tastes! Happy Birthday, my friend! XO
Hehe… month it is! Thank you, Annie! We need to get into a situation where we share our minty drinks! Clink Clink my friend!
Happy Birthday, Traci!!! Treat yourself, you deserve it! :)
Yayyy! Thank you, Rodelle!! :D
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
Forgive my distraction but I have never seen a more delicious looking drink in seriously all of my life! Ok now on to other stuff: Happy Birthday Week! I celebrate my birthday for the entire month of June haha. And Now I know what I want to celebrate with: These Mojitos! OMG!
Hehe.. OMGeee I know, Jocelyn! Thank you! :D Yayyyy for birthday month! Yessss! Here it comes too! Can’t wait to see the cake you whip up for it!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
Birthday month all the way! Haha, just kidding. Kind of, *wink*. Hope you’re having the best birthday week Traci! You deserve it. And you definitely deserve this gorgeous strawberry mojito! I love mojitos, I grew a ton of mint in my garden just so I could have an endless supply of mojitos : )
YaY for birthday month Natalie!! *wink*! Oh and you are set on Mojitos with all that mint you’re growing! I’d like an endless supply of mint, ice, rum and club soda please! :D
Nora @ Savory Nothings
Oh, they’re gorgeous!!
I used to go with no birthday at all, but now I’m up to birthday week. Mostly to make my husband give me a foot rub though ;)
Thank you, my dear Nora! YaaaY for birthday week! Foot rubs and all.. one each day please! :D
Beth @ bethcakes
Happy Birthday! What a great cocktail to celebrate. This is just the prettiest mojito I’ve ever seen! :)
Thank you, Beth! Simple, delicious, and easy to put together! It’s my favorite way to celebrate! :D
Emilie @ The Clever Carrot
Girl! We are on the SAME wavelength this week! Orzo (just saw your yummy version) and Mojitos? I’ll plant that tree and you get that Rum room ready. Seriously, how funny right?
For your survey results, I’m, boring and just do the one day celebration. A birthweek sounds way more festive for obvious reasons. Maybe it’s my gray hair coming in that reminds me that I ain’t getting any younger! This drink looks widely refreshing. I can almost hear the ice clinking together… Cheers to you darling friend, and happy, happy birthday! xoxo
OMGeee I KNOW, Emilie! How did this happen!? Hehe!! I like it and the Rum room, I can do that! :D
I used to totally be about not celebrating my birthday.. then it hit me one year. I want to celebrate! Then, the day turned into a week… It’s so fun! And thank you my friend! Cheers to you! :D
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
This strawberry mojito has come at the perfect time – now I know what I’ll be mixing up on Memorial Day! :) And I usually celebrate a birthweek ;)
Happy Birthday, beautiful! XO
YaY for celebrations and birthweeks!! :D ! I hope you enjoy this one and thank you, Beeta!
I hope your birthday week is a special one! Your photographs are stunning…and your mojito looks oh-so-tempting. Perfect for a spring celebration! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Susan! Oh so tempting.. I’m ready to whip out another batch! :D
Julia | Orchard Street Kitchen
Traci, this mysterious Susan happens to be my mom :) I introduced her to your blog and she loves it! I hope you had an absolutely wonderful birthday! I also celebrate my birthday for about a week too, especially in the days leading up to it. This mojito looks so, so delicious. I think I might try to make it tonight! I love strawberries in a cocktail, especially with all that refreshing mint. This definitely looks like the perfect way to slow down and celebrate!
Oh my! She shares her name with a friend’s mom! hehe. I’m so glad she wrote and thank you for introducing her to my blog… so sweet. Yayyy for birthday week, Julia! :D
Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul
Happy Birthday Traci!! I love that you’re getting lots of celebrating in. You deserve it!
This cocktail looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it at home :) xo
Thank you, Jenne! Celebrating is a good thing… no matter what the occasion, right!? I hope you enjoy these, my dear! :D
It’s because each day is a smaller proportion of your total days of life. Beautiful post! Happy, happy birthday, Dear Traci!✨
Awhhh. Awareness. Yes. :D Thank you my dear, Deb!
Mel @ The Refreshanista
WOW this looks amazing!!! I love mojitos but I don’t think I’ve ever had a strawberry one, thanks for the recipe!
Happy birth week! :)
Thank you Mel! :D I hope you’ll give this one a go!