Strawberry Mint Mojito
Enjoy the strawberry season with this simple cocktail.
10 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
4 juicy strawberries, tops removed
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
2 ounces of your favorite rum, such as Bully Boy
Splash of soda water
Splash of St. Germain (optional)
- In a tall highball glass, add the mint leaves and strawberries and gently mash with a muddler so strawberries are pulpy and juicy. (It’s best to add mint leaves first under the strawberries so they stay intact while releasing fragrance.)
- Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and rum. Add ice to fill three quarters of the way, and top with club soda and a splash of St. Germain, if using.
- Use a long bar spoon and mix very well to disperse all the flavors. Garnish with the sprig of mint.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Store in a mason jar in the fridge. (Simply double this for a crowd).