This easy Strawberry Mojito is bursting with summertime vibrancy and the yummiest sweet juicy berries. It is made with fresh strawberries, limes, mint, rum, sugar, and club soda – always a favorite combination!
Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails to sip and savor. The bubbly, citrusy flavor is irresistible, and I love that we can control the sweetness to our own preference.
Everything about strawberries says “summer” from their vibrant red color to their fresh, sweet flavor. They look so pretty in a glass with ice, lime, and a sprig of mint. Strawberries add a hint of sweetness to the tangy flavor of a classic mojito!
This is the perfect cocktail all summer long – for parties with friends, lazy days by the pool, or any time you want a cold, refreshing drink. Trust me, you’ll love this easy strawberry mojito recipe as much as I do!
Fresh strawberries add even more flavor and beautiful color to this classic cocktail. Think you can’t beat a classic? Just wait until you’ve tried this fresh and fabulous version!
We’ve been on a mojito kick lately with lots of fresh new recipes coming your way… and that’s because they’re just so much fun to make!
What Is a Strawberry Mojito?
Mojitos are a Cuban cocktail but they are loved all over the world. They are the perfect blend of sweetness and citrus, thanks to a sugar syrup and fresh limes. And don’t forget the touch of mint as well!
Strawberry mojitos add the sweet and tangy flavor of fresh strawberries. The flavor blends seamlessly with the rest and the deep red color looks beautiful when served. It’s the ideal cocktail for any summertime occasion!
Why You’ll Love this Cocktail
- Easy to make
- Beautiful to serve
- Great for parties
- The perfect summer cocktail
Strawberry Mojito Ingredients
- Strawberries – Fresh or frozen, the strawberries set this mojito cocktail apart from the rest. They give it a vibrant color and sweet, satisfying flavor that you’ll love.
- Limes – Fresh limes give mojitos their signature tangy flavor. You need the acidity to counterbalance the sweetness of the sweetener.
- Mint – Fresh mint adds flavor and fragrance. I especially love fresh spearmint!
- Sweetener – Don’t forget the sweetener! You can muddle the mint and lime with a couple cubes of sugar or blend it with a Simple Syrup. Either way, the results will be fabulous.
- White Rum – The base ingredient for this classic cocktail. Use white rum for the best color and flavor, aka silver rum, blanco rum, or light rum.
- Soda Water – Club soda or sparkling water adds a little bubbly to this refreshing cocktail.
- Make a Skinny Mojito – Substitute diet lemon lime soda for simple syrup and club soda to reduce calories.
- Make a Mojito Float – The flavor of a mojito served with lime sorbet or ice cream. It’s almost too good to be true!
- Make a Vodka Mojito or Tequila Mojito– If the classic rum is a little too sweet for you, try making a mojito with vodka, gin or tequila. It is a neutral spirit, so it really lets the mint and lime shine!
- Cocktail Shaker or Stirrer
How to Make a Strawberry Mojito in Four Easy Steps
- Muddle – In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime wedges, strawberries, and mint leaves.
- Shake or Stir – Add simple syrup or sugar, rum, and ice.
- Pour – Strain into serving glass, add club soda and stir with straw.
- Garnish – Garnish with sprig of mint, lime wedges, and strawberries.
- Rim Glasses – Run a lime wedge along the rim of your glass. Fill a small plate with white granulated sugar. Dip the edge of your glass in the sugar to line it.
- Garnish – A slice of lime and sprig of mint to garnish makes this cocktail pretty and delicious!
- Use Fresh Mint – It’s so easy to grow your own mint in a backyard garden or even an indoor hanging herb garden. You can also find mint at your local garden store or in the produce aisle of your grocer. It will add so much fresh flavor to your mojitos!
- Use Fresh Limes – Fresh-squeezed lime juice takes this cocktail to the next level. Yes, technically you can use bottled lime juice. Fresh limes make all the difference!
- Shake It Up – Try a cocktail shaker for a more formal way to shake or stir your strawberry mojito.
- Experiment – Play with the flavors until you get the perfect balance. Adjust the mint, lime, and sugar to your preference. Add or subtract rum until your cocktail is just how you like it.
Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!
- Make Simple Syrup ahead so it’s ready to go when you need it. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a month! You can use store-bought simple syrup or white granulated sugar to save time.
- Using a blender or food processor, purée strawberries up to two days in advance. Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to two days.
- Using a jigger to measure (instead of tablespoons) to save time and improve accuracy. Use measuring cups when you’re making a pitcher for a crowd.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best rum for mojitos is white rum. It’s also called silver rum, blanco rum, and light rum. And of course, Cuban rum is a great fit for any mojito – you can often find Havana Club rum (now made in Puerto Rico).
In general, spearmint is a favorite. Any mint will work, but you may be able to find a variety called “mojito mint” at your local garden center.
It’s a lot of fun.
If you don’t have any mint on hand, you can use another fresh herb such as thyme, basil, or rosemary. They’ll provide a nice balance to the lime. Of course, it won’t have the “classic mojito” flavor of mint, but it will be delicious!
How to Store Strawberry Mojito
- Refrigerate – The simple syrup in mojitos can last in the refrigerator for up to a month. A pitcher of strawberry mojito can last in the fridge for a few days, but don’t leave lime peels in it for more than 24 hours or they can turn the flavor bitter.
- Freeze – I really doubt you’ll have leftovers, but if you do you can store them in the freezer for up to three months. Freeze in ice cube trays overnight then transfer to an airtight container. When ready to use, drop several cubes into a glass and let thaw in the refrigerator. Instant strawberry mojito! Note that the flavor may be slightly altered.
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More Easy Mojito Recipes
- Raspberry Mojito
- Strawberry Mojito
- Pineapple Mojito
- Coconut Mojito
- Mango Mojito
- Blueberry Mojito
- Gin Mojito
- Pineapple Mojito
- Virgin Mojito
- Tequila Mojito
How to Make a Pitcher (Serves 8)
- 1 pound strawberries (about 20)
- 2 cups mint leaves, loosely packed (reserve several for garnish)
- 2 limes, quartered into wedges
- 5-6 cups ice
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1½ cups white rum
- 4 cups club soda or sparkling water
Make a Frozen Strawberry Mojito
Same ingredients… simply blend with 3-4 cups of ice as follows.
- Squeeze – lime juice and remove mint leaves from stems.
- Purée – Blend frozen strawberries and ice in food processor.
- Combine – Add rum, simple syrup or sugar, club soda, and strawberry/ice purée.
- Add Ice – If you want it slushier, blend more ice and add in.
- Garnish – Garnish with lime wedge, strawberry, and sprig of mint.
- Cocktail Shaker
- 3 strawberries fresh or frozen, sliced or quartered
- 10 leaves mint fresh
- ½ lime quartered into wedges or 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup (2 tablespoons) or 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
- 1½ ounces white rum
- ½ cup club soda
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberries, mint leaves, lime wedges, and simple syrup.
- Strain into serving glass, add rum and ice. Top off with club soda and stir.
- Garnish with sprig of mint, lime wedge, and strawberries.