Happy 4th of July!
If you’ve been following along, you know that we started a Strawberry Rum infusion about a month ago. The strawberry flavor is now quite nice. And while I’m not quite ready to strain and filter the entire infusion, we can easily pour off some of the liquor to use in cocktails.
And to kick-start our holiday celebrating, we decided to test out some strawberry mojitos on July 3rd.
Strawberry Mojito (adapted from Allrecipes)
(makes one drink)
10 mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
1/2 to 1 TB white sugar (or to taste)
4 oz. club soda
Muddle mint with 1-2 ice cubes in a sturdy glass. Add sugar. Squeeze 3 of the lime wedges into the glass, add the rind and muddle well. Fill glass with ice, add Strawberry-Infused Rum and club soda. Stir, and garnish with final lime wedge, and if desired more mint or fresh strawberries.
This drink turned out just as good as I had hoped. We loved them so much, we quickly had another! I have a feeling this Strawberry Booze will not last long…
If you are hoping to make these for your holiday festivities, you could muddle a few fresh strawberries into the glass, and just use regular rum.
What a perfect holiday refreshment.
Have a fun and safe holiday – Cheers!