Last night E grabbed a beer to have with dinner, and I wasn't feeling like one so I started scouring the fridge for anything to make a mixed drink (something I rarely indulge in)
Our fridge was looking pretty bare, but I did have a lemon and a bunch of ripe California strawberries...and thus was created: Strawberry Lemon Mojitos.
I cut this recipe in half and modified it slightly. This is the perfect late spring cocktail!
3-4 very ripe strawberries
10-12 mint leaves
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
4 oz rum
Heat water and sugar in small sauce pan just until bubbling to create simple syrup, and set aside.
Juice lemon, cut off tops of 3 strawberries and muddle both with mint leaves for a few minutes. (I used the end of a rolling pin!)
Add ice, simple syrup and rum to cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass with a few ice cubes.
Garnish with a strawberry and a mint sprig.
(makes two drinks)