Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Summer Cocktail – Strawberry Mojitos

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)
Club Soda

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.
Stir well.

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.

Happy Weekend!


Recipe adapted from  Key Ingredient

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to trying one of these out on your balcony on July 6th!