The Mojito is my favourite summer drink.
This strawberry version is lovely. It has a really nice light strawberry flavour, plus you still get the freshness of the mint and the tartness of the lime.
What you need,
1 oz. white rum
2 wedges of lime
4-5 fresh mint leaves
1 large strawberries, sliced
1 oz. strawberry simple syrup (recipe below)
For the simple syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
5-6 large strawberries, roughly chopped
In a tall glass muddle the simple syrup, sliced strawberries, lime and mint leaves. Pour in the rum and stir. Add 3-4 large ice cubes to the glass and top with club soda.
To make the Strawberry Simple Syrup,
In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, water and strawberries.
Bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds or so until the sugar is dissolved.
Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
Transfer the mixture to a blender and process until smooth.
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
Store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
I suggest you make a big pitcher of these Strawberry Mojitos and invite some friends over.
Recipe adapted from Key Ingredient