I have a sister who has a talent for mixing drinks. When she shakes something up in her kitchen, it looks and tastes like a beverage you’d pay a high price for in a fancy bar. I’ve asked her for her bloody mary recipe so many times that she has threatened to charge me next time… I think she means it. This summer, rather than driving my sister crazy, I’ve decided to channel my inner mixologist and have some fun! With fresh herbs and ripe fruits readily available, even I (a bartending rookie) ought to be able to make something tasty, right? These Strawberry Mint Mojitos are delightful – let me know what you think!
1/2 cup fresh, very ripe strawberries
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (spearmint or pineapple mint)
1/3 cup light rum
1/3 cup frozen limeade concentrate
Step 1) Pulse strawberries, mint, rum, and limeade concentrate in a small food processor or blender until well blended.
Step 2) Pour over ice into two tall glasses. Top with seltzer water and stir quickly.
Step 3) Garnish with a strawberry, a mint leaf, and an umbrella (of course!). Serve immediately.