Looking for a strawberry mojito recipe for cachaça or dark rum? This classic cocktail is a drink with strawberries, mint and lime. While a mojito has always been an easy summer cocktail recipe for a balmy evening on the patio, adding strawberries dials up the flavour even more. You can make also this cocktail with white rum or cachaça.
What is a Mojito Exactly?
First of all, let’s look at the classic mojito recipe. This tasty Cuban drink is made with white rum, lime, sugar, club soda and fresh mint.
As you can imagine, these ingredients blend zesty with sweet and herbaceous. It’s easy to sip and tastes amazing. This strawberry mojito is very similar but with the addition of fresh strawberries.
Strawberry Mojito: How to Make It
This is such an easy summer cocktail recipe. You will need to start off with fresh strawberries and mint leaves. Add these to a glass and smoosh them using a wooden spoon or similar. The aim is to get the juices and flavours out.
Add lime wedges and sugar and crush the lime wedges again to get the most juice out. Don’t strain it but add ice and then white rum, cachaça or dark rum. Finally top this summer drink with strawberries up with club soda.
When you are ‘muddling’ the strawberries, mint and lime, mash them a bit. Muddling can be anything from a gentle squish to a complete pulverisation! So use your judgement.
I just smoosh them around a little to get all those wonderful flavours out. But use more force if you want – it can be quite therapeutic!
History of Mojitos
Ernest Hemingway is credited with how popular mojitos are. While he was in Cuba, this was Hemingway’s drink of choice. After that it appeared in a James Bond Movie and a Depp movie. It’s believed this cocktail might have started as a ‘medicinal’ beverage.
Early versions used moonshine, adding sugarcane syrup, lime and mint to ward off illnesses. Whether this was a real local belief or just a good reason to sip a mojito is disputed!
If you are a fan of strawberries, you might like to read this comprehensive guide to strawberries and strawberry season.
Tips for the Best Strawberry Mojito
This refreshing cocktail with white rum is always a winner. It tastes great and is a breeze to make. Fresh is the way to go here! You will need fresh strawberries as well as fresh mint and fresh lime. Yes there are alternatives but it’s soooo much better with fresh ingredients! As well as more authentic.
It’s up to you whether you make this cocktail with white rum, cachaça or dark rum. In fact you could use whatever you happen to have. Dark rum isn’t typically used but it does add a rich spiciness to the drink. I like it both ways actually.
If you’re preparing this for a get together you might like to make a pitcher. Trust me, it will all go! Be generous with the ice so it stays refreshingly cold.
As with any other cocktail recipe, this tasty drink with strawberries, lime and mint can be customized. Alter the ingredient ratios in this easy summer cocktail recipe or even change some ingredients up.
You could switch the strawberries for raspberries if you want. Watermelon or peach puree would also be great instead of the strawberries.
Technically you still need the lime, mint and rum for a real mojito, but it’s still fun to play with other fruit combinations! What about half strawberry and half peach? Yum!
What to Serve with Mojitos
The zesty lime and herbaceous mint flavours make a strawberry mojito perfect for a seafood pairing. Dishes like cod tacos, shrimp ceviche or a simple mixed seafood salad would be wonderful with mojitos. Other Latin American recipes like quesadillas or crab fritters would also work.
Fortunately this type of dish is also perfect on a warm day or evening – just like a strawberry mojito. Save the Irish coffees and hearty stews for the winter months but lighter options now!
Strawberries add a slightly sweet flavour to the mojito so if you typically prefer sweet, fruity drinks, you should enjoy this. It’s an easy summer cocktail recipe with naturally sweet ingredients as well as the zing of lime to contrast.
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Strawberry Mojito – Summer Cocktail Recipe
Strawberry Mojito – Summer Cocktail
- 4 strawberries sliced
- 8 mint leaves fresh
- 1/2 Lime cut into 4 wedges
- 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Cup ice
- 1 1/2 Oz. rum white
- 1 Can club soda
- Place mint leaves and strawberries into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and strawberries to release the mint oils and strawberry juices.
- Add juice from 1-2 limes wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
- Add ice, filling the glass almost to the top. Pour the rum over the ice, and then top off with club soda.
- Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Whether you choose to make this cocktail with white rum, cachaça or dark rum, it is sure to impress everyone. Mojitos make such a perfect cocktail for any occasion. They tend to make an appearance on warm evenings in the spring or summer.
And oh yes, they’re always welcomed! Let me know if you try to make this strawberry mojito cocktail with white rum. This easy summer cocktail recipe made with cachaça or dark rum makes a refreshing drink with strawberries.
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