Cocktail Hour: Fresh Strawberry Mojito

DSC_0313This cocktail is summer in a glass!  It’s my version of a mojito – light, refreshing, and just sweet enough, starring mint from the garden and the ripest, juiciest farmers’ market strawberries.  Dare I say it almost feels healthy?

Fresh Strawberry Mojito

serves 2

  • 2/3 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or more, depending on the sweetness of your berries)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 cup light rum
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau
  • ice
  • club soda
  • lime slices for garnish
  1. Place mint leaves and strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle with the end of a wooden spoon until strawberries are crushed and mint leaves are fragrant.
  2. Add agave, lime juice, rum, Cointreau, and a big handful of ice cubes to the cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously until combined and chilled.
  3. Strain into two ice-filled high ball glasses, top each glass with club soda, stir gently, and garnish with a lime wedge.

DSC_0188DSC_0252recipe and photos via the aesthete and the dilettante

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