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Strawberry Mojitos are refreshing, fruity, and just sweet enough to make you smile! These easy to make summery cocktails are perfect for serving at parties or for sipping on after a long day in the sun. If you love the natural flavors of strawberries and mint leaves, this is the drink for you!

A strawberry mojito in a short cocktail glass is garnished with a mint sprig.

Strawberry Mojitos are a go-to summertime cocktail for me! When I’m hosting a little get together or a full blown party, these are one of the cocktails I love serving. I mean, whenever the muddler is involved, you know you’re showing off a little bit… as you should!

Despite my desire to impress my friends with my muddling abilities, these fruity mojitos are so very easy to make. The actual reason I love muddling the strawberries and mint leaves here is because then you get the real, natural flavors of those ingredients, as opposed to the artificial flavors you’d get from a flavored simple syrup or liqueur.

There is a little homemade simple syrup here that enhances the sweetness of the strawberries, but it’s just enough to do that – enhance. I can’t stand overly sweet drinks, which is why the simple syrup here is more complimentary than overpowering. There’s also just enough rum to detect (and enjoy) without it being too strong. However, if it’s just not cutting it, go ahead and make a double. I won’t judge!

Strawberries and mint leaves are being muddled at the bottom of a glass.

What You’ll Need:

  • Sugar – This and the water is all you need to make your own simple syrup.
  • Water
  • Strawberries – Use fresh, not frozen strawberries for the best results.
  • Mint Leaves – Use fresh mint leaves that don’t have and wilted spots or discoloration.
  • Rum – For this recipe, light rum is best. Try to use a good quality rum to really enhance the overall quality of the drink.
  • Lime Juice – FRESH LIME JUICE ONLY! This mojito is made with fresh berries and fresh mint leaves, so be sure to not use lime juice from a plastic bottle.
  • Sparkling Water – Club soda also work.
A wooden stirrer is placed in a garnished strawberry mojito.

How to Make Strawberry Mojitos

For more detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Make the simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a pot over medium heat. Once the sugar’s dissolved, let it cool.

Muddle. Muddle the strawberries, mint leaves, and lime juice at the bottom of a glass.

Sweeten it. Once muddled, add the simple syrup to the glass.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour in the rum, ice cubes, and sparkling water. Garnish, then enjoy!

Common Questions

Can I use vodka instead? Sure thing! If you like vodka more than rum, go for it. Mixology purists will say it’s not really a mojito, but it’s your kitchen – live your life!

Can I make a pitcher of Strawberry Mojitos? Yes, but you may still want to muddle the mint, lime, and berries individually so all of the glasses have the same amount of fruity, fresh flavor.

A full glass of strawberry mojito is garnished with fresh mint leaves.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 pieces whole strawberries, hulled and sliced into quarters (so you’ll have about 12 of strawberry)
  • Handful of mint leaves, plus more garnishing
  • 4 ounces light rum, divided
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Sparkling water or club soda

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Instructions

  • In a small pot, make simple syrup by combining sugar and water together and melting over medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
  • In four 10-ounce glasses, place 3 strawberry pieces in each glass and add 2-3 mint leaves on top. Juice about a tsp. of lime juice into each glass. Using the back of a spoon, gently mull the strawberries, mint, and lime juice together until the strawberries and mint begin to macerate. At this time, put 1-2 tbsp of the cooled simple syrup into the glass, add the rum (evenly in each glass), ice cubes, then fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with more mint leaves and a slice of lime.

Recipe Notes

You’ll have quite a bit of simple syrup leftover. I keep it in a jar because you can use it for numerous recipes and it’s always nice to have it around and you don’t have to keep whipping up new batches of simple syrup every time a recipe calls for it. Also, if you prefer more or less rum, tweak it to your taste! You can also make this non-alcoholic by omitting the rum :)

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 glass | Calories: 162 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 2 mg | Potassium: 2 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 25 g

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Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drink recipe, easy cocktail
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Judy Clayton

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

We had Strawberrie Mojitos on a cruise last year. Iv'e been thinking about trying to make them at home. I will try this recipe now for sure.

Nutmeg Nanny

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

Yum! I love mojitos :) they are so pretty too!

Laurel Edwards

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

i can't wait to try this...i'm doing a "mojito bar" at my husbands birthday...this is going to be perfect!

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Monday 10th of June 2013

Oh, I can fully understand you, I also don't like (read:hate) eating alone... These Mojitos look so irresistable, so delicious and refreshing, reminds me of summer holidays :-) Have a great day! Tanja

dishing up the dirt

Sunday 9th of June 2013

I used to have a fear of eating out alone too. However, now I enjoy going out to a lovely dinner, ordering a glass of wine and reading a book (however, I still can't bring myself to do this on a weekend night. It has to be mid week!) These mojitos look amazing!