Every year the first thing to come back to life in my backyard is my Peppermint Plant. I am always soo excited to see the little green leaves pushing up because that means that Spring is here, and so is Mojito season. That, is always cause for celebration.
Last year, I shared an amazing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe that I found here after our Trip with the Kids to the Strawberry Patch. While I was enjoying it, I remember thinking that it would make an amazing chaser. Fast forward to 2015 and I thought Nooo… it would make an AMAZING Mojito and so this recipe was born.
Ingredients for the Strawberry Lemonade: (Original Recipe linked above)
1/2 – 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar (adjust based on your own preference and of course how sweet the strawberries are)
6 cups of water
1 1/2 lbs of Strawberries (cut in half)
My Tweaks: The recipe calls for 2 lemons, but we added 2 more lemons. The recipe calls for honey or sugar as a sweetener, but I used dark brown sugar. But, of course you can use whatever sweetener you choose. The straining is a little time consuming, but it is worth the time.
Added Ingredients that make it a Strawberry Lemonade Ginger-Mint Mojito:
2 tablespoons of fresh ginger minced
10 mint sprigs (8 for the drink and 2 or more for garnish)
2/3 cups of white rum
After you have done all the hard work to make your Strawberry Lemonade, then comes the twist. In a bowl, muddle the strawberry lemonade, rum, mint, and ginger with a wooden spoon. Allow it to sit, in order to blend the flavors, but remember that both Ginger and Peppermint are strong flavors. So, I wouldn’t recommend letting it sit for more than 20 minutes. Strain and fill your glass with half of your Strawberry Lemonade Ginger Mint Mojito and half Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Garnish with Peppermint Leaves and VOILA. You have a refreshing drink that your friends won’t stop talking about. Enjoy, and let me know how you liked it and what changes if any you made.