Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Refreshment: Strawberry Lemon Mojito

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!

1 lemon
3-4 very ripe strawberries
10-12 mint leaves
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
4 oz rum
ice

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!)

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Add ice, simple syrup and rum to cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass with a few ice cubes.

Strawberry Lemon Mojito

Garnish with a strawberry and a mint sprig.
(makes two drinks)

Strawberry Lemon Mojito

Enjoy!

4 comments:

bekapaige said...

Sounds delicious!! Exactly what you want for a warm day!

steph c said...

You're a genius.. this looks and sounds delish!

Boutique Mix Fashion said...

Yummy!! Looks and sounds so good.

Layla said...

YUM. That looks really good right now!

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