Ain’t nothing like a mojito on a hot summer day, unless of course it’s a Strawberry Mojito and then it’s even better! After I had plied my friend Anita with enough sangria to make a grown man weep recently, she decided to return the favour and pulled out this Strawberry Mojito at a Wednesday night barbecue! Wednesday night people! There is just way too much mirth and merriment in this Strawberry Mojito for a Wednesday night. Related: It’s a good thing I’m self-employed.
So all that being said, I highly, HIGHLY recommend you make this Strawberry Mojito but keep it as a weekend only kind of thing if you know what I’m saying.
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup of rum (feel free to play around, use half white and half amber)
1 cup of strawberry seltzer
1 dozen mint leaves (muddled)
2 cups fresh strawberries
Mix sugar, rum and lime juice in a small pitcher, then muddle the mint into mixture with tip with a wooden spoon or muddler if you have one. You can put the strawberries in the pitcher after you beat up the mint or wait until you pour into glasses. When ready to serve, pour over LOTS of ice and put about 1/4 cup of strawberry seltzer in each of 4 glasses. Garnish with lime wedges. This is a perfect drink to make ahead if you’re having a crowd in. You may want to double or even triple the recipe depending on your guests.
Postscript: I for one would just like to say that I love having friends like Anita who have me over for dinner and let me come with my camera so I have blog fodder. Cheers!