This fruity twist on the classic Cuban rum highball combines fresh strawberries with mint, lime, sugar, and rum. Finished with club soda, this fizzy, fragrant cocktail is a refreshing sip on a hot summer day. Mocktail notes included.
3fresh strawberries, tops removed and berries sliced
10fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
1/2lime, cut into wedges
ice(crushed or cubed)
In a highball glass, combine the strawberries, mint, and sugar. Muddle them together until the strawberries are broken down into a chunky puree. Be careful not to over-muddle so the mint doesn't become bitter.
Add the lime wedges to the glass and gently muddle until their juices are released.
Add ice to the glass to almost fill. (Do not strain the muddled mixture.) Pour the rum over the ice, and top with club soda to fill the glass. Stir to combine.
Serve immediately with a mint sprig for garnish.
For variations (including turning this Strawberry Mojito into a mocktail), see the FAQ's in the article above.