Found: The Mojito You'll Be Making All Summer Long



When the days start getting longer, and the weather gets a little warmer, I start dreaming of one thing: strawberry mojitos. It's my favorite drink during the summer months and I’ll take any excuse I can to make 'em. They’re sweet with fresh strawberries and mint and the perfect light drink for any summer meal. But my twist on the strawberry mojito is to add a little bit of ginger liqueur. It adds a slightly spicy kick that’s perfect for an afternoon barbecue.

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Strawberry & Ginger Mojito
Total time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients
6 mint leaves
2 ripe strawberries, quartered
1.5 oz light rum
0.5 oz ginger liqueur (or ginger syrup)*
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup or agave
Ice
Soda water or sparkling water

* Ginger liqueur or syrup can be difficult to find at the grocery store, but there are many recipes online for making your own in only 15-20 minutes. Otherwise your local specialty beverage store should carry it!

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Directions
Muddle mint leaves and strawberries together in cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, rum, simple syrup, and ginger liqueur. Fill the shaker a little over half way with ice and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds.

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Pour into a tall glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a strawberry or mint leaf. As for my style tip? The red drink goes perfectly with a fresh white mani.

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Photos: Courtesy of Mara Ferreira.