I must admit that making mixed drinks doesn't occur often at our home so when it came down to the Family Throwdown I didn't really have a clue. I did a fair amount of recipe searching and decided on a Strawberry Mojito.
Personally, I thought the drink was tasty although a bit strong for my liking...the addition of mint leaves and sliced strawberries in the glass made for an attractive drink!
The Strawberry Mojito recipe is modified a bit from a Southern Lady magazine.
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 ounces light rum
3 ounces Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
2 ounces club soda
Fresh mint leaves
Sliced Strawberries (fresh)
In a large (4 cup) measuring cup combine the lime juice, rum, simple syrup and club soda, stir to combine.
Place a few sliced strawberries and mint leaves in the bottom of desired glass. Fill glass desired amount of ice and pour drink over all.
Garnish withe fresh berries & mint leaves if you wish.
Strawberry Mint Simple Syrup:
3 cups water
3 cups sugar
3 cups chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
In a large saucepan, combine the water and sugar over medium high heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the strawberries and bring to a quick boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the mint leaves, cover and steep for 15 minutes.
Strain syrup and cool completely.
The Strawberry Mojito looks most attractive and tastes good on a hot & humid day!!!
Refreshing indeed, although I would personally cut back on the rum just a bit.