Strawberry Lime Infused Mojito

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Hello, refreshing concoction.

This past week I have been slightly obsessed with fresh strawberries. They are in season, and they are delicious.

One of my favorite summer beverages is a mojito. I was never really a fan of mojitos until we had one while on our honeymoon in Maine. The caretaker of the house we were staying at worked at a restaurant in town and claimed this was his specialty. It was the perfect ending to a long day of hiking and has forever changed my mind about this minty drink.

This version of a mojito has a little extra pow with some lime infused simple syrup and fresh strawberries. The lime infused simple syrup gives it a stronger, sweeter lime flavor and the strawberries…just adds more of a sweet, summery touch. Well…and they look perty, too.

I enjoy my mojitos with a splash of aged white rum…but if rum isn’t your thing, they are just as delicious and refreshing without the added adult splash. In fact, I whipped up a non-rum version the other day after a hot and humid run. It was quite a fabulous way to recover from the heat!

This strawberry-lime version of a classic is simply perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

Enjoy!

Strawberry Lime Infused Mojito
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Ingredients
  1. 3-5 fresh strawberries
  2. 3-5 fresh mint leaves
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
  4. 1 ounce lime infused simple syrup (see recipe)
  5. 1-1/2 ounces aged white rum (optional)
  6. lime seltzer water
  7. ice
Instructions
  1. In a large glass, crush mint, strawberries, and sugar.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add simple syrup and rum (if using).
  4. Fill the rest of the glass with seltzer water.
  5. Stir and enjoy!
Notes
  1. If needed, add more simple syrup to sweeten.
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Lime Infused Simple Syrup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lime
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Zest one lime, set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine juice of lime, sugar, and water. Bring to boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in zest.
  4. Let cool. Store in refrigerator.
Sneaks & Sweets http://sneaksandsweets.com/

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