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Properly Sauced: Strawberry Mojito.

By L. Stolpman in Food on Jul 21, 2008 5:00PM


We love a good mojito and aren't opposed to playing with the recipe just a little bit. Over the weekend we put together some strawberry mojitos to cool us down. Enjoy these outside as a nice twist on this hot weather favorite. And if you've never grown your own mint, this is the perfect to do so as you'll always be ready to whip up this fresh cocktail.

What you'll need for a small mojito (double this if you mean business):

1 oz rum
3-4 oz club soda
1/2 lime (cut in quarters)
fresh mint (about 10-12 leaves)
2-3 ripe (smal to medium) strawberries, cleaned and cut
1/8 cup of sugar (about 1 oz)
ice cubes

In a large glass, drop in the lime, sugar, strawberries and the mint leaves. Muddle the ingredients. Top with ice cubes, add the rum and club soda and stir. Sip while watching people jog by the lake. We admit we tried the drink with Splenda on a whim (don't hate us for being sugar conscious) and it dissolved nicely. Powdered sugar is also an option. If you don't have fresh strawberries on hand, you can add a spoonful of strawberry sorbet to the muddle-mixture which will also add some nice sweetness. In fact, you can make a variety of mojitos by using different flavors of sorbet, one of our favorite methods for adding fruit flavor to drinks. Enjoy!