[1] Refresh with a Strawberry Mint Mojito. The recipe is below (photo © Rocket Farms | Facebook).

Fresh Strawberries
[2] Choose fresh strawberries that are smaller in size. They’ll fit better into the glass (photos #2 and #3 © Good Eggs).


[3] If you have a choice, choose spearmint instead of peppermint. It works better in cocktails.

 

Here’s what we made for National Rum Day, August 16th (photo #1)—not just delicious, but good-looking, too. Minty, light and refreshing, it’s a great summer drink. The edible flowers are an especially summery touch. Thanks to Rocket Farms for the recipe.

You can turn the cocktail into a mocktail with club soda (especially lime flavor club soda) or Sprite.

If you don’t want to use edible flowers, substitute julienned mint leaves.
 
 
RECIPE: STRAWBERRY MINT MOJITO

If you don’t want to use the edible flowers, substitute a julienne of mint leaves and eliminate the mint leaf garnish.

Ingredients For 1 Drink

  • 5-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice​⁠
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (recipe)​⁠
  • 1½ ounces white rum​⁠
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries​⁠
  • Optional: edible flowers
  • 1 cup ice (more as needed)
  • Garnish: lime wedge, mint leaves
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    Preparation

    1. WASH and slice the strawberries, wash and pat dry the mint leaves.

    2. MUDDLE the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, reserving one or two for garnish.

    3. COMBINE the lime juice, simple syrup and rum in a chilled shaker with ice, and shake to combine. Strain into a glass over fresh ice. Stir in the strawberries and flowers or julienned mint leaves.

    4. GARNISH with a the lime wedge and additional mint leaf or two.
     
     
    July 11th is National Mojito Day.
     
     
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