thirsty thursday : strawberry-lime mojitos

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 in Food

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Well that somewhere is here (6 o’clock, actually). It is also 70°, sunny and the first day of my mini-vacation. Those facts translate into Thirsty Thursday spotlighting an adult beverage. Babyface and I have both been going at warp-speed since the beginning of the year and we both decided to take a four-day staycation this weekend. We’re going to do wild and crazy things like organize our closets, watch movies and drink cocktails.

Even though I love beer and wine (especially on a good staycation), I also seriously appreciate a good cocktail. Especially when the weather gets warmer. There is something so incredibly satisfying about coming home from a rough day at work and sipping on a perfectly mixed cocktail. And this, my friends, is a perfectly mixed cocktail.

A standard mojito is mint and lime flavored, but this particular drink focuses of the classically delicious combo of strawberry and lime. Pretty much, it is summer in a glass. If you have a pool handy, please go make one of these and go lounge by the side with big sunglasses and a good book. Doesn’t that sound divine?

Strawberry Lime Mojitos

Makes one mojito

Ingredients :

  • 5 fresh strawberries, trimmed and sliced in half
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (mix 1 cup each of sugar and water, boil until sugar dissolves, cool)
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Club soda
  • Lime juice and strawberries for garnish

Directions :

  1. Place strawberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass (we used Mason jars), using the back of a spoon, mash until well smooshed.
  2. Add ice to fill glass, simple syrup, rum and lime juice. Stir.
  3. Fill glass with club soda.
  4. Garnish with strawberries and lime slices.

 

11 Comments

  1. Mojitos are one of my favourite drinks. They remind me of the summer. SO fresh and light.

    • I’m new to mojitos but am totally in love!

  2. The first mojito I had was on my 21st birthday and it was so overpowered with Lime that I couldn’t even finish it =P these sound much nicer!

    • OH yes! These are just a hint of lime! Yum!

  3. Oooooh, I got the thirsty thursday post on friday…perfect timing!
    I haven’t used my mason jars since I moved to South Carolina. They look at me funny here when I use them. I’m pulling those out for sure!

    • I use Mason jars for EVERYTHING. It is like a little piece of my childhood. :D

  4. LOVE mojitos- must make them soon when the weather gets nicer here in Pennsylvania!

    • Mmm! Don’t wait. They’ll even make a yucky, cold day more fun. :D

  5. Those mojitos made me think of something that I thought you might enjoy your drinks with!

    http://www.glassdharma.com/

    • Ooooh! I want some of those SO BADLY, but I just can’t justify it with the tight budget we are on.

  6. Cassie, these photos are absolutely gorgeous!!

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