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.
- 3-5 fresh strawberries
- 3-5 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
- 1 ounce lime infused simple syrup (see recipe)
- 1-1/2 ounces aged white rum (optional)
- lime seltzer water
- In a large glass, crush mint, strawberries, and sugar.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add simple syrup and rum (if using).
- Fill the rest of the glass with seltzer water.
- Stir and enjoy!
- If needed, add more simple syrup to sweeten.
- 1 lime
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Zest one lime, set aside.
- In a saucepan, combine juice of lime, sugar, and water. Bring to boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in zest.
- Let cool. Store in refrigerator.