Virgin Strawberry Mojito

Mojito is a Cuban cocktail that is made  of  white rum, lime juice, sugar, soda water and mint. When preparing Mojito fresh lime juice is added to sugar and mint leaves. The mixture is then mashed with a muddler and then the rum is added. Once this mixture is mixed well, now is the time to add sparkling water or soda along with some crushed ice. 

A Mojito with out rum or alcohol is called a Virgin Mojito or Nojito. There are Mojito variations that are made of adding fruits like grapefruit, passion fruit, oranges, pears and raspberries. Today I have made a Virgin Mojito with fresh strawberries. I have also added a tablespoon of fresh homemade Strawberry sauce to give it a nice color and sweetness. Click here to see the recipe for Strawberry Sauce.  

Today's we are starting with final week of Blogging Marathon 97. Virgin Strawberry Mojito is  special drink I have made for my family on occasion of Valentine' s Day. As it is alcohol free kids  can also enjoy this drink. This is my first post under the theme " Valentine's Day / Holi special " dishes. A great drink for summers, a family gathering or any kind of party. 




Ingredients:


Fresh Strawberries 5-6
Fresh Mint leaves 10
Lime 1
Strawberry Syrup / Sauce 4 spoons
Sparkling water  3 cups
Crushed ice
Sliced strawberries and lime for garnishing



Preparation:


Cut each strawberry  into 4 pieces.
Cut lime into circles ( Save 2 circles for garnishing )
In a large jar add cur strawberries, lime circles, mint leaves.
Use muddle to release all the flavors from Strawberries, lime and mint leaves.
Now divide this mixture into 2 or 3 tall serving glasses.
Add 1 table spoon of strawberry sauce into all 3 glasses.
Add some crushed ice and pour some sparkling water.
Garnish with lime and strawberry.
Give it a stir and serve immediately.




Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 97.




Comments

That’s such a fantastic drink for the Valentines Day ! The strawberry color is so pretty - so vibrant ! Great choice for the theme .
Yumm drink to make with fresh strawberry season! Looks like a erfect drink for Valentine's day!
Harini R said…
Very pretty. I am looking forward to the summer days when I can make this. :)
rajani said…
When prepared and served immediately, these drinks carry so much freshness.
Kalyani said…
its already summer here and I would like to sip on these soon ! very well made and captured..
CookWithRenu said…
What an awesome combination of ingredients here. Strawberry, lime and mint, a perfect summer drink
Swati said…
Loved the colors of this refreshing drink and this so perfect for the coming summers for Valentine's day!!
Suma Gandlur said…
That looks so refreshing and makes a great drink on a hot summer day.

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