Strawberry Mojito | Vanilla And Bean
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Strawberry Mojito

Fizzy, minty, slightly sweet and packed with strawberries and lime, a Strawberry Mojito is sure to quench your afternoon thirst.
Course Drinks
Keyword Cocktail, Strawberry Mojito, White Rum Cocktail
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 593kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

For the Mint Simple Syrup*:

  • 1/2 C Sugar Evaporated Cane Juice, 120g
  • 1/2 C Water 116g
  • 2 leaves Stems of Mint stems and

For the Mojito (Yields one drink):

  • 1/2 Lime cut into 4 wedges 3 wedges cut 1/2, save the last wedge for garnish, 54g
  • 4-8 Leaves Whole Mint (depends on taste I used 8) + One stem for garnish
  • 4 Strawberries 3 large, cut quarters for muddling, 1 berry for garnish, 122g
  • 1 - 1 1/2 oz Mint Simple Syrup cooled (recipe above), 28g-42.5g
  • 2 oz White / Light Rum 57g
  • Crushed Ice
  • Club Soda

Instructions

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 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 three quartered strawberries.
  • Pour in the simple syrup and use a muddler to 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 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!

Notes

*Simple syrup will keep in a lidded container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator, so if needed, double the simple syrup recipe for serving more than two Mojitos.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin A: 3011IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 4mg