The Strawberry Mojito is a cocktail that is as colorful as it is refreshing. And with strawberry season getting ready to kick into high gear, now is the perfect time to make one.
The simple syrup for this recipe, made by steeping juicy, fresh strawberries and fragrant mint, is out of this world. I was lucky that my mint plant, which I thought I had killed off at the end of last summer, has returned again this year. Mint sure is one sturdy plant. It does look like it could use a little CPR, but I’ll take puny mint leaves over spending $2 on it at the store any day.
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ⅓ cup light rum
- ½ cup Strawberry-Mint Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
- ¼ cup club soda
- fresh strawberries and mint leaves for garnish
- 1½ cups water
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1½ cups sliced fresh strawberries
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves