Fresh Strawberry Mojitos

by jerseygirl on September 21, 2012 · 16 comments

It’s Friday! Who needs a cocktail?

Now before you start drinking the hard cider and winter sangria, let’s give summer a proper goodbye. The weather is so beautiful in NJ that it is still perfect to have a cocktail on the patio.  And these strawberry mojitos are just what the doctor ordered. I am dreaming of one with some homemade guacamole and a bowl of chips. But I’ll wait until 5 o’clock tonight.

Do yourself a favor and make some simple syrup for your next cocktail. For a quick drink, you can always use a bottled mix but it is so much better when you make your own. Besides, the syrup lasts for weeks in the fridge and you will have reason to make more cocktails any night of the week.

Happy weekend!

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Strawberry Mojitos
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Recipe type: alcoholic beverage
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Serves: 2
 
A nice refreshing cocktail!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 strawberries
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • 1 limes
  • 4 ounces rum
  • ice
  • lime flavored club soda
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan mix together the water and sugar. Bring the mix to a boil on medium heat. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Put the strawberries and some crushed mint leaves in two tall glasses. Crush (muddle) the strawberries with a fork or spoon.
  3. Cut the lime in half and slice two slices from the middle. Add one to each glass. Juice the remaining lime and divide amongst the two glasses.
  4. Add about ¼ cup of the sugar syrup ( you will have extra) to each glass and then half the rum in each glass. Stir to blend well.
  5. Fill each glass with ice and top with club soda to taste. Garnish with more mint.
Notes
You will have extra simple syrup to keep in your refrigerator. The sugar can be adjusted to your taste.

 

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Eliana September 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Hmmm – these look like a perfect way to get the weekend started RIGHT!

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Ramona September 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Enjoy!!!!

Happy weekend

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John September 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

A couple of drinks sound good! These look tasty.

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pegasuslegend September 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

My kind of drink!

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Erica September 22, 2012 at 2:49 am

This is a GORGEOUS cocktail!!

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Cathy September 22, 2012 at 7:09 am

I’m reading this at 6:00 AM and wishing I had one.:) I’ll wait…in fact, these might be perfect for my dinner club this week!

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Aggie September 22, 2012 at 7:48 am

Those look PERFECT!!!

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Kate September 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I live for Friday cocktails – or wine.

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Wendy @ La Phemme Phoodie September 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I have a case of the Monday blues. I bet this drink would make me happy:) Gorgeous pics. Making me thirsty. Is it 5:00 yet?

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teresa September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

i agree, we’re having fabulous weather right now! perfect for a gorgeous drink like this!

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Catherine September 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Dear Lisa, I am reading this on Wednesday, but it has been a long day. These look beautiful. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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Liz September 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I’d be in heaven with one of these, a bowl of guac and some chips! Lovely cocktail, Lisa!

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Cathy W October 4, 2012 at 8:30 am

Oh…I made these for dinner club. I just had to get one last little bit of Summer in. :) They were a HUGE hit! Thanks, Lisa!

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