Strawberry Mojito

by Erin

What’s better than a classic mojito? A strawberry mojito! Make a batch of simple syrup to be able to make these whenever the mood strikes you.

Strawberry Mojito 3

In the past, you would never catch me drinking a mojito. Just like mint ice cream, it fells very wrong to swallow something that is minty. Think about it, throughout out childhood we are forbidden from swallowing anything minty: gum, toothpaste, mouth wash. So why on earth did I go for not only a mojito, but one made with mint infused simple syrup? For some strange reason it sounded delicious to me – maybe it was the strawberries.

Strawberry Mojito 4

After the club soda exploded all over me (it had been sitting there undisturbed for two days – it was possessed), the mojito was successfully made and enjoyed. It was a bit sweeter than the mojitos I have tried in the past, and the mint flavor was not as strong. And I liked that. Give me another round, please and thank you.

Post updated 7/12/18, pictures above and below are the originals.


Makes 1 drink



1 cup water

1 cup sugar

10 fresh mint leaves


6-8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

2-1/2 oz mint simple syrup, divided

2 oz rum

1-1/2 oz club soda

1/2 cup fresh strawberries

Juice of one lime


  1. Add all syrup ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit cool 15-20 minutes before storing in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  2. Combine strawberries, rum, 1.5 oz simple syrup and lime juice into a blender and puree until smooth. Gently mix in the club soda, set aside.
  3. In the bottom of a glass, add 1 oz simple syrup and the mint leaves. Muddle with a muddler or use the clean bottom of something blunt. Add ice to the glass, and pour in the blended mixture. Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve with an additional sprig of mint.

Source: Adapted from How Sweet It Is and My Life as a Mrs.

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Elba July 24, 2013 - 9:58 pm

This was actually one of my favorite cocktail recipes that I have made this summer and I make a lot of cocktails. #Sorrynotsorry

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme September 12, 2011 - 2:09 pm

I love mojitos and never had a Strawberry one, but I’ll be trying it now!

Tracey September 12, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Mojitos always intrigue me and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried them, but I still haven’t found one I like. Maybe strawberries are the key!

spiffycookie September 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

They were for me :-)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 12, 2011 - 1:15 pm

I like the idea of strawberry with a mojito. I like mint stuff, but sometimes the drink can get too much like drinking grass. That is a problem for me! But this one looks perfect!

Eating Deliciously September 12, 2011 - 11:14 am

I am not a fan of mint flavored things either so I’ve never had the urge to try a traditional mojito. This recipe sounds like a winner to me. Looking forward to trying it (hopefully without the possessed club soda)!

spiffycookie September 12, 2011 - 11:16 am

Seriously, it was out of control!

Tina September 12, 2011 - 9:54 am

glad you decided to give it a go – mojitos are sooo yummy especially with some fresh berries in the mix! :)


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