Treat yourself to a delicious, refreshing Strawberry Mojito!
This scrumptious strawberry rum cocktail is the perfect summer drink! You only need a few ingredients and few minutes to make it, but the flavor is absolutely mouthwatering.
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When I was in Puerto Rico a few months ago, I took a mixology class at Casa Bacardí. It was pretty much the most fun thing ever ... I was definitely feeling those tropical island vibes, and the cocktails definitely helped. Ha!
I've been a Mojito fan for a long time, so I loved learning how to make one ... and a really good one at that! Since then, I've been experimenting with different Mojito flavors. There are so many delicious ways to make this drink.
This Strawberry Mojito recipe might just be my favorite variation on that classic cocktail, and it's the perfect summer drink!
About the Recipe
This easy rum cocktail (which originated in Cuba) was made for warm summer days.
It's light, refreshing, and couldn't be easier to make. You will be feeling like a pro bartender in no time!
The fresh, fruity flavor is so tasty, and it's perfectly balanced by the bright mint and zesty lime. It's fizzy, fun, and not too sweet.
Once you learn how easy this strawberry rum cocktail is to make, you'll be whipping them up all summer long!
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about the ingredients. They really are quite simple:
- Fresh Lime
- Club Soda
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- White Rum
Because the ingredients are so basic, make sure to find the sweetest strawberries, juiciest limes, and freshest mint ... it will make a difference in your finished drink. And needless to say, don’t use any mixes or bottled juice.
Best Rum for Mojitos
As far as rum goes, any white rum works ... although Bacardí Carta Blanca (Superior) is a classic choice. The Bacardí brand was founded in Cuba in 1862, and it has been family owned for seven generations. It's what we used in our mixology class, and I like that it's easy to find and affordable.
You'll Also Need
To make this drink, you’ll also need a muddler, jigger, and bar spoon. If you don't have any of these things, purchase a cocktail making kit. It will have everything you need for this and any other drink you might want to make. You'll also need a highball or Collins glass (which is what I used) and plenty of ice.
How to Make a Strawberry Mojito
Let's make this simple cocktail! The recipe is sized for one drink. If you're serving a crowd though, you could easily multiply the ingredients and make the recipe in a pitcher.
You'll need one medium lime to get started. You’ll only use half, which means you can make a drink for a friend, too.
Cut the lime into eight wedges, then squeeze four of those wedges into your highball (or Collins glass). Drop the wedges into your glass, then add three large, juicy strawberries (quartered), three level bar spoons of sugar, and one ounce of club soda.
Grab your muddler, then press and twist it into these ingredients a few times. The strawberries should be mashed, but there will still be some chunks ... no need to pulverize anything! You’re simply trying to extract the juice and combine the ingredients.
Tips: if you'd prefer a smoother drink, you can puree the strawberries (instead of mashing them). If you do that, add the puree along with the rum and club soda later. Also, this drink isn’t super sweet. Add additional sugar if you prefer your Mojitos on the sweeter side.
The mint is next, and I love the unique technique this recipe has for adding it.
If you've made a Mojito before, you know that most recipes call for muddling the mint with the lime and other ingredients. The problem with muddling the mint is that your drink can end up tasting bitter. Not to mention, you'll probably get a million little mint pieces stuck in your teeth, which is never cute.
The staff at Bacardí showed us a really cool technique for adding the mint ... it’s so simple and clever! Simply stack the leaves in your palm (you'll need 12 small to medium leaves). Then, smack the leaves with your other hand about five to six time, or until they’re fragrant.
You'll know the mint is ready when you can smell the wonderful mint fragrance. Rub the leaves over the rim of your glass, then drop them into your drink.
This recipe calls for two ounces white rum, and you're going to add it next.
After you’ve added the rum, fill your glass with ice.
Once you'll filled the glass with ice, top off your drink with club soda.
Grab your bar spoon and vigorously stir your drink. You’ll know it’s done when it turns a bright red color and looks slightly cloudy.
During our class, the instructor recommended sticking the bar spoon into the drink, then rolling the spoon between your hands to stir the drink … as if you were building a fire.
Give it a try! I find it kind of awkward, but rest assured, whatever stirring method you use will work.
It's time for the best part ... time to start sipping that beautiful Strawberry Mint Mojito!
Before serving, I like to garnish this easy cocktail with a sprig of fresh mint and a small strawberry. Cut a little slit in the berry so it fits on the rim.
Doesn't it look pretty?
Now that you know how to make a fresh Strawberry Mojito, summer can begin. Cheers to that!
If you enjoyed this refreshing rum cocktail, then you're going to love these other mojitos flavors, too!
- Classic Mojito Recipe
- Blueberry Mojito
- Pineapple Mojito
- Watermelon Mojito
- Mango Mojito
- Dark Rum Mojito
- 1 medium lime, cut into 8 wedges
- 3 large strawberries, de-stemmed and quartered
- club soda
- 12 mint leaves
- 2 ounces Bacardí Carta Blanca (Superior), or other white rum
- Squeeze 4 lime wedges into a highball or Collins glass, then drop wedges
into glass. Add strawberries, 3 level bar spoons of sugar, and 1 ounce club soda to
- Using a muddler, press and twist ingredients together a few times, or until strawberries are mashed. There should still be chunks; do not pulverize ingredients.
- Stack mint leaves in the palm of your hand. Smack leaves with your other hand, 5 to 6 times, or until fragrant.
- Rub leaves over the rim of the glass, then drop in.
- Add rum to glass, then fill with ice. Top off with club soda.
- Use a bar spoon to vigorously mix ingredients until drink is evenly mixed.
- Serve drink immediately, garnished with a sprig of mint and a fresh strawberry, if desired. Enjoy!
What is your favorite summer cocktail?