This strawberry mojito recipe is fresh and minty, with a sweet berry flavor! Fresh berries take this classic cocktail to a whole new level.
What’s better than a Mojito? A Strawberry Mojito! We’re huge fans of the classic rum drink: in fact, it ranks in our top greatest cocktails of all time. But how to step it up? Add fresh berries to the mix! The sweet tart flavor of ripe strawberries only improves this classic. Muddle some fresh berries right into the cocktail, and it makes a deliciously vibrant drink that’s perfect for summer…or anytime.
What’s a strawberry mojito?
This strawberry mojito is a spin on the Classic Mojito, a classic cocktail invented in Havana, Cuba. Some say the origins of this drink go all the way back to the 1500’s with an early combination of lime, sugar and rum. The modern version of it gained steam in the 1930’s, when writer Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize it in America.
The Mojito made the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails, which means it has an official definition. The strawberry spin on it add fresh strawberries to the mix. You’ll need the following ingredients:
Muddle the ripe berries right into the drink
There’s no need to make a strawberry syrup for this mojito (though that would also be delicious!). Instead, you’ll muddle fresh berries right into the drink! Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices, which helps their flavors to incorporate into the drink. Here’s what to know about muddling for this drink:
- Use a cocktail muddler. It’s the right tool for the job! Here’s a cocktail muddler, or you can use an unfinished wooden spoon (it’s a little more clunky, but works!).
- Gently mash the mint! The key to muddling herbs is to be gentle and use a light touch. Don’t mash it with a lot of force.
- Add the strawberries and muddle again. Gently mash until they’re broken down. You can use a little more force with the mint.
Once the muddling is done, it’s as easy as dump and shake. Add all the ingredients, shake in a cocktail shaker, and stain into a glass. Then top it off with soda water!
Soda water vs club soda
Speaking of soda water…is it club soda? Is it seltzer? Well, we use the term to encompass both. In this strawberry mojito recipe, you can use either club soda or seltzer: really any type of unflavored sparkling water! Here are some of the differences between club soda vs seltzer vs tonic water:
- Soda water aka seltzer is carbonated water with no additives — straight up bubbles!
- Club soda is carbonated water infused with added minerals, which give it a salty, lightly sweet flavor. It’s great in cocktails (here are our favorite club soda cocktails).
- Tonic water is carbonated water with added quinine and sugar. Don’t use it in a Mojito because of the distinct flavor. But you can use it for a Gin and Tonic, Vodka Tonic, Tequila Tonic or Whiskey Tonic!
Make a strawberry mojito pitcher (for 8!)
What if you’re mixing up drinks for a crowd? Well, we’ve got a solution for that too. Enter, the Mojito Pitcher! Our Mojito pitcher recipe works for the classic version of this drink, but you can add strawberries to it for a strawberry mojito pitcher. Here’s what to do:
- Half and mash 1 pint strawberries (24 berries).
- Make the Mojito Pitcher recipe, adding the muddled strawberries to the pitcher with the mint syrup.
- Add additional sliced strawberries to the pitcher as a garnish.
More strawberry drinks
Strawberries are fantastic for adding lovely flavor and color to cocktails! We’ve got a few more strawberry spins on drinks we love. Try these strawberry cocktails:
- Try a classy Strawberry Mimosa
- Opt for a Strawberry Margarita
- Make a big pitcher of Strawberry Sangria with rosé wine
- Grab the 1990’s hit, the Strawberry Daiquiri (or a virgin Daiquiri!)
- Mix up frosty Frose (Frozen Rosé)
When to serve a strawberry mojito
This strawberry mojito is festive and beautiful: ideal for summer or parties! Try it as a:Print
The strawberry mojito is fresh and minty, with a sweet berry flavor! Fresh berries take this classic cocktail to a whole new level.
- Slice the 3 strawberries in half. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add the strawberries and muddle again. Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
- Place ice into a glass, and strain in the liquid. Top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with additional mint leaves and sliced strawberries.
- Pitcher variation: Muddle 1 pint strawberries (24 berries). Then add to this Mojito Pitcher recipe, and garnish with additional sliced strawberries.
*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
- Category: Drink
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: Strawberry mojito, Strawberry mojito recipe