Strawberry Mojito is made of strawberries, lime, sugar, white rum, and mint. A variation on the classic mojito. It is a fizzy mint lime strawberry cocktail that is a bit sweet and refreshing.
The Strawberry Mojito, also known as the Mojito Venezolano, is a delicious summer variant of the Mojito. In my opinion, it tastes even better than the classic mojito! Impress all your friends by making this strawberry mojito for them. It is also a perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day.
For making this recipe I used the same ingredients as for a classic mojito. I changed the recipe a little bit by adding some extra strawberries. The strawberries are the star of the cocktail and therefore you have to pick the best strawberries where you can get your hands on.
Adding some strawberries makes the cocktail a little bit sweeter than the classic mojito. Here in the Netherlands strawberry season is in spring and summer therefore it is a real summer cocktail.
If you like mojitos, then I ensure you that you have to make no-bake mojito cheesecake! It is really easy and it really has a mojito flavor.
🧈 Ingredient notes & substitutions
In this Strawberry Mojito are the same ingredients as in the classic mojito. Only strawberries are added to the recipe. If you leave out the rum you get a mocktail.
- Rum – a Mojito is a Cuban cocktail. You make this with original Cuban rum. I recommend white rum from Havana Club for this. White rum makes the mojito a bit fresher and sweeter. But you can also substitute white rum for brown rum. Brown rum contains many spicy aromas and therefore makes the cocktail spicier. Leave out the rum if you want a mocktail.
- Fresh strawberries – use the freshest and ripest strawberries that you can find. The better the strawberries the better the taste of the cocktail. I don’t recommend substituting the strawberries for frozen strawberries.
- Fresh limes – use fresh limes instead of juice for the best taste. Try to choose softer, lighter green limes. Hard and dark green will be more bitter. Also if available, limes with patches of yellow tend to be sweeter.
- Fresh mint – you cannot make a mojito without mint. It gives the mojito the freshest flavor. Use fresh mint leaves for the best outcome.
- Sugar – the original mojito is made with brown Caribbean cane sugar. You can substitute that for granulated sugar as well. Therefore cane sugar is used in this recipe as well.
- Crushed ice – for the classic mojito recipes crushed ice is used. Crushed ice will melt faster, which is a good thing in a drink with such strong flavors. The extra surface area of crushed ice also means a colder drink. You can also crush your ice cubes into crushed ice with a blender.
- Club soda or sparkling water – Top everything off with club soda to lighten up the drink and balance out the other ingredients. It also adds some bubbles, making it super refreshing. Use sparkling water without a taste. Don’t use too much sparkling water, otherwise, the taste will neutralize.
How to crush ice?
The easiest way is to buy crushed ice in the supermarket. If you don’t have that option there are some other options to make crushed ice yourself.
- Blender – Place your ice cubes in a blender or food processor with some water. Add cold water to cover half the ice. Pulse it and it’s ready!
- Plastic bag and rolling pin – Fill a resealable bag with water. Seal the bag, and place it in the freezer for three hours. Then hold the bag under running hot water. This will cause the ice to crack. Bash the bag lightly with a rolling pin to finish the job.
Step 1 – Add caster sugar
Use for this cocktail a sturdy transparent glass. First, add the caster sugar to the sturdy glass.
Step 2 – Add lime and strawberries and muddle
Press the palm of your hand over the lime and roll it back and forth before slicing. This releases the juices and this ensures that you get juice from the lime. Cut the lime into 4 quarters. This way you get more juice from your lime. Add the lime wedges into the glass.
Hill the strawberries and add them to the glass. Use a muddler to muddle everything.
Step 3 – Add mint
Now take the mint leaves. Before you put it in the glass, hit it in the palm of your hand. Put them in the glass. Also, smear the rim of your glass with mint so that you get extra mint flavor here too. Pay attention that you don’t muddle the mint along.
Step 4 – Add rum
Do the white rum into a measuring jigger and add it to the glass. Skip this step if you want to make a virgin strawberry mojito.
Step 5 – fill up with crushed ice and top of with soda
Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice. Stir everything together with a bar spoon. Make sure that the limes and mint float nicely in your glass and that they don’t stay at the bottom. Finish the cocktail with sparkling water. Garnish the cocktail with a mint sprig and a strawberry and your strawberry cocktail is ready!
For making Mojitos it is easy if you have a cocktail set at home with a muddler, bar spoon, and measuring jigger. But you don’t necessarily have to have all the equipment, you can also make mojitos with some alternatives.
- Muddler – if you want to make a mojito you want to invest in a muddler. A muddler is a bartertender’s tool, used to mash fruit, herbs, and spices in the bottom of the glass to release their flavor. There are some muddler alternatives – the tip of a wooden spoon, mortar and pestle, tamper, and a wooden meat pounder.
- Bar spoon – you have to stir all the ingredients with a large bar spoon. You want to stir the lime and mint that are at the bottom to the top of the cocktail. If you don’t have a bar spoon you can also do it with a spoon, straw, or large dessert spoon.
- Measuring jigger – unless you have been making cocktails for years, you probably won’t be able to blindly pour the right size into your glass. So always use a measuring jigger to pour the right amounts.
- Sturdy glass – use transparent and sturdy glass. You don’t want your glass to break while you are muddling.
👩🏼🍳 Expert tips
- Mocktail – you can make a virgin strawberry mojito if you leave out the rum in the recipe. You can also use alcohol-free rum instead of rum with alcohol.
- Bruise the mint – bruise the mint in your hand before adding it to the mojito. You can do this by hitting the mint leaves in the palm of your hand. Don’t muddle the mint leaves, because hitting the mint too hard will bruise it, and it bruises easily. Bruised mint will add a bitter taste to the aroma, which isn’t conductive to an awesome Mojito.
Yes, you can make this recipe also without alcohol. If you leave out the rum, the cocktail becomes a mocktail. You can also substitute the rum for alcohol-free rum.
The following ingredients go into a strawberry mojito – strawberries, rum, limes, mint leaves, soda, crushed ice, and sugar (syrup).
It is a fizzy mint lime strawberry drink that is a bit sweet. The same ingredients are used as a classic mojito, only the strawberries are added to make the drink sweeter. So if you like mojitos and strawberries, this drink will be perfect for you!
It is easy to have a muddler to mash the strawberries, limes, and mint leaves to release their flavor. But there are also some other alternatives to a muddler.
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- 5 mint leaves
- 4 fresh strawberries
- ½ lime (4 lime wedges)
- 40 ml white rum Cuban
- 2 tsp Carribean caster sugar or bar spoon
- 1 mint sprig for garnishing
- 15 ml soda water
- 1 glass crushed ice
- Add the caster sugar into a sturdy glass2 tsp Carribean caster sugar
- Press the palm of your hand over the lime and roll it back and forth before slicing. This releases the juices and this ensures that you get juice from the lime. Cut the lime into 4 quarters. This way you get more juice from your lime. Add the lime wedges into the glass.½ lime
- Hill the strawberries and add them in the glass. Use a muddler to muddle everything.4 fresh strawberries
- Now take the mint leaves. Before you put it in the glass, hit it in the palm of your hand. Put them in the glass. Also smear the rim of your glass with mint so that you get extra mint flavor here too. Pay attention that you don't muddle the mint along.5 mint leaves
- Do the white rum into a measuring jigger and add it to the glass.40 ml white rum
- Fill the glass with crushed ice.1 glass crushed ice
- Stir everything together with your bar spoon so that it mixes well. Make sure that the limes and mint float nicely in your glass and that they don't stay at the bottom.
- Finish the cocktail with sparkling water15 ml soda water
- Garnish the cocktail with mint sprig and a strawberry.1 mint sprig
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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