Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

Manhattan Strawberries sweeten these mojitos from Joaquin Simo. "This is a great drink when you're in the mood for something fruity," says Simo. Use a molasses-based rum (like white Brugal) for a smoother drink, or a sugarcane-based rum (such as white Barbancourt) for a drier cocktail.

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 8 lemon wedges
  • Ice
  • 24 mint leaves, plus 4 mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
  • 4 strawberries, plus 2 halved strawberries, for garnish
  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 8 ounces gold or aged rum
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces prepared sugarcane syrup or agave nectar
  • HOW TO MAKE IT
  • Step
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon wedges with the whole strawberries and mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and sugarcane syrup; shake well. Strain into crushed ice–filled highball glasses. Garnish with the berry halves and mint sprigs.