strawberry-lime mojitos

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. MegsFitness says

    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!

  2. Michelle says

    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!

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