What’s that you were saying? Time for another Cocktail Hour? Yes, I quite agree. Next up is the perfect cocktail for summer afternoons: Strawberry Mojitos. I love a traditional mojito as much as the next person, but the addition of strawberries makes them even better in my opinion. The strawberries add a wee bit of sweetness without overpowering the classic flavour combination of mint and lime. I also like to use brown sugar in this cocktail to give an extra bit of flavour, but ordinary caster sugar works well too.
You Will Need:
1/2 lime, cut into wedges
1/2 lime (juice only)
4-5 strawberries, quartered
2 tsp soft brown sugar
6 mint leaves
2 x 35ml white rum
1. In a highball glass, add the lime wedges, strawberries, brown sugar and mint leaves, and muddle together to release the flavours. If you’ve haven’t got a muddler, the end of a wooden spoon works just fine!
2. Add in the juice of the other half of your lime, along with the rum. Add in a good handful of crushed ice and stir everything together.
3. Top up with a little sparkling water, and garnish with a strawberry and sprig of mint.
These cocktails are the absolute perfect accompaniment to barbecues or boozy summer picnics, it’s practically a crime to drink them inside. If you’re making them for a party I’d definitely recommend buying a bag of crushed ice as I find home-crushed ice tends to melt really quickly and you don’t get the nice icy effect in the glass (as you can probably see from the pictures above, all my ice has vanished). Even if your ice does go a bit melty, they still taste great so it’s not the end of the world!
Are you a fan of mojitos?