There's no cocktail that screams summer quite like a mojito. If you're currently daydreaming, picturing yourself lounging on an exotic beach, book in one hand, mojito in the other, then this is the page for you.
We’ve taken this classic cocktail and given it a punch of fruity flavour. The freshness of the strawberries works perfectly with the mint leaves - nothing says cocktail quite like an ice cold Strawberry and lemon mojito!
The delicious addition of lemon to the mint in this tasty cocktail certainly brings out a deliciously citrus kick (as well as being one of your five-a-day). So get your ice at the ready and the best bit? There’s no need for a cocktail shaker!
Ready in 5 minutes
6 strawberries, chopped
1 lemon, cut into small wedges
12 fresh mint leaves
4tsp golden Caster Sugar
100ml white rum
Splash of soda water
Strawberries, lemon slices and mint sprigs, to decorate
1. Share the strawberries and lemon wedges between 2 highball glasses with the mint leaves. Add 2tsp of golden caster sugar to each glass.
2. Use a small wooden spoon to ‘muddle’ the ingredients (this just means bashing and crushing the ingredients together). You could use the end of a wooden spoon or rolling pin instead.
3. Add the rum and crushed ice, stir, then top up with a splash of soda water. Serve, decorated with strawberries, lemon slices and mint sprigs.
Top tip: For a regular mojito, use lime instead of lemon and leave out the strawberries.
Recipe and photo credit: Tate & Lyle
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