Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Strawberry Mint Mojitos

Hello summer!!!  I had this drink at a chain restaurant that I won't name, out of kindness.  It's only redeeming value is that it sits about 12 feet outside of my office building... or so I thought!  But one evening I ordered this delicious cocktail there, drank about 99 of them, and left obsessed with recreating the recipe.  It was quite easy! 

Yield:  1 small pitcher, around 6 cocktails, multiply for a larger pitcher! 

9 ounces simple syrup
10 fresh strawberries, sliced
1 bunch mint, rinsed and leaves separated
1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup ginger ale
1 cup light rum
1/2 cup sugar

Muddle the simple syrup, 1/2 of the strawberries, sugar, and mint leaves together at the bottom of a pitcher with the back of a spoon or muddler until somewhat crushed.  Add the rum, ginger ale, and lime juice, then the remaining fruit.  Stir and adjust sweetness if necessary.

To serve, fill glasses with ice cubes and add strawberry mojito mixture, being sure to get a nice amount of strawberries and mint in each glass.  Cheers!

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