Strawberry Mojito

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“My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita.” – This is a signed quote hanging in La Floridita, Cuba, a place famous for its notorious past. I have heard that, people visit this place less for drinks and more for having a conversation with the patrons. I’m a Hemingway fan, so I got to like the drink that, he used to like, right?

Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito

I would love to visit Cuba with him someday and have a drink at Hemingway’s two favorite hangout places – La Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio and get a taste of his signature cocktail. Until that happens, here is my Strawberry Mojito recipe that I learned from watching him.

Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito

Yesterday was CRAZY. A huge deliverable was due and as always, nothing is completed until the very last day, right? When I came home, I had to attend to my 4-year old’s tantrums and boy! was I drained. (kids are such energy suckers, I tell you!!) I needed a drink and there you go. This is what I mixed for me.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Tbsp Sugar. Use Sweetener if you want to cut down on sugar.
  • 5 or 6 fresh strawberries cut into small pieces
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces rum
  • Soda water or Sparkling water

METHOD:

  • Place 4 or 5 small strawberry pieces in each glass and add 2-3 mint leaves on top. Juice about a tsp. of lime juice into each glass and add about 2 tbsp of sugar.
  • Using the back of a spoon, gently mull the strawberries, mint, and lime juice together until the strawberries and mint begin to macerate.
  • Add the rum, ice cubes, then fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda.

 

Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Mojito

If you like this Strawberry Mojito, you might like:

Rosemary Infused Moscow Mule 

Lemon drop Martini

Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

Mixed Berry Mint Julep

The Blueberry Libation

 

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Mojito, Rum, Strawberries, Alcohol, Mocktail

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76 Comments

  1. Die hard mojito fan over here! If someone wants to cut down on sugar, I’d skip soda not one teaspoon of brown sugar itself, it won’t change much (sodas have so much white sugar in them anyway), but won’t change taste much 🙂

  2. Mm, they look so good. I am not growing strawberries but I do have some peppermint growing! I think I am going to make these! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Hi, I came to know about your blog from RBF on FaceBook. Firstly congratulations on winning the contest. I am so glad I landed on your blog, It is a very Inspirational page. 🙂 I personally love Majito, this one looks very tempting.

  4. You had me at mojito. Mojito is my grownup drink of choice. I graduated from Kamikaze’s in college to Mojitos as an adult. This looks awesome.

  5. This looks refreshing and absolutely delicious! Strawberry and mint are one of my favorite combinations. Can’t wait for spring and summer (I am so tired of the snow) and to make this drink!

  6. I’ll have to try making this. I love original mojitos as they are so refreshing so this will be an interesting twist!

  7. I need one! Or two! I have a tween daughter who is pushing my patience. This looks so delicious–and pretty.

  8. I like rum-based drinks but have never actually had a mojito before. I’ll have to try this – it looks plenty simple enough to whip up now and then, and these are ingredients easy to keep on hand which is great!

  9. I didn’t know that Hemmingway loved Mojito’s! That’s a fun fact. I would love to go to some of his spots too, I think that it would be interesting!

  10. This looks so refreshing! I love strawberries and it would be nice to have it in a mojito. It’s so much better when everything is fresh and not ready made.

  11. Mojito is my favorite drink. I never tried it with strawberries. Now I can’t wait for strawberry season to start 🙂 I’m pinning this to try.

  12. Aww man, that looks sooooo good. And I just love strawberries. You all be coming up with different things. I am sure that it tastes good with sparkling water.

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