Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos. < – Use them to cheers all things in life.

Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos

Cheers!

To the big things in life, like family, friends, health, green vegetables, and really great chocolate.

To the little things in life like day drinking at the beach, sweet potato noodles, cats with great dividends, and figuring things out along the way.

To that time you saw your cookbook  sitting on the shelf at your local Barnes & Noble.  That was really freaking cool.

To Adam Levine no longer looking like Draco Malfoy. Oh wait, he still does. That’s a bad example. #blondehairfordays

To beautiful summer weather in May <- this is sarcasm.

To rhubarb season and making cocktails at home like a straight up adult!

Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos

I don’t do very much cocktailing, but when I do, I like the drinks to be fresh and clean (queue Outkast). Wine is my drink of choice so I know approximately zilch about booze, but I do know what makes the boozes taste good and that’s fruit and herbs. Enter: strawberry rhubarb mint simple syrup.

It always got my romper in a rage to read cocktail recipes, because in my mind: booze + something sparkly + something sweet = cocktail. Does that necessitate a recipe? Do we really need measurements?  Nah.  I made these cocktails for ladies night, so the only thing I measured out was the amount of syrup I added to each glass. The rest was pour and go.

Anyhoo. Cocktail recipes. Many of them call for simple syrup. Classic simple syrup is made by combining a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar in a pot, heating it until boiling, and allowing it to simmer until syrupy. As I mentioned in my Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Simple Syrup post, I like to substitute cane sugar with a natural sweetener, such as pure maple syrup or agave. The result is a flavorful mixture that will make you feel less hurt in the morning. You’re welcome.

These strawberry rhubarb mint mojitos aren’t super sweet, which all of us ladies enjoyed. Gone are the days of the sugary Red Headed Slut, Surfers on Acid, and all them other Cosmopolitan-y drinks. These are zesty, refreshing, and go down real nice. They are perfect for cheers-ing the big and small things in life.

So to summarize: otherworldly cocktail = stellar homemade naturally sweetened fruit-infused simple syrup + da booze + da fizz. Mix it all up, cheers your friends and enjoy.

Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos

Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 5 fresh mint muddled or chopped
  • 6 tablespoons of strawberry rhubarb mint simple syrup
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 2 ounce white rum
  • 7 ounces sparkling water

Instructions

  1. Prepare the strawberry rhubarb mint simple syrup.
  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice, and add 6 tablespoons of the syrup to each glass, followed by crushed mint leaves, lime juice, rum, and sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with more mint and enjoy!

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    1. Julia Post author

      I hear ya! I’m not big on the booze, myself, especially frilly sugar-filled drinks. But this one’s a good’un for keeping it light and refreshing. Ooh, I bet the drink would be great without the rum, too! Now you’ve got me thinking!

  1. Isadora

    I’m a big wine drinker myself, but when I do go the cocktail route, it is always with a mojito! I used to live in a house that had goats in the back yard and they would eat everything except for all the mint that came up (and there was so much of it!), which led to a summer full of mojito drinking! There is something so refreshing about cocktails that are made with mint, and the strawberry rhubarb flavors must make it over the top delicious 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      So glad you like the idea of the mojito! It definitely is crisp, refreshing and perfect for this time of year. I’m thinking a little pre-summer bbq + mojitos is in order 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Because the drink is mostly water and fruit juice, I like to pretend I’m doing my body a service with all them cocktails. Juice cleanse via mojito? Okay!

  2. Joanne

    Fine, maybe I won’t drink ALL of that syrup straight up. I suppose I could save some of it for these mojitos! So fun!

  3. Francesca

    What you’ve got here, is a sophisticated lady-drink! And good riddance to the kamikazes, sex on the beaches- and in general- all those diabetes-inducing drinks from college days. This looks awesome!

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