Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

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Death & Co. · Manhattan Strawberries sweeten these mojitos from Joaquin Simo. "This is a great drink when you're in the mood for something fruity," says Simo. Use a molasses-based rum (like white Brugal) for a smoother drink, or a sugarcane-based rum (such as white Barbancourt) for a drier cocktail. More Great Cocktail Recipes

Yield:
4 drinks

Ingredients

  • 8 lemon wedges

  • 24 mint leaves, plus 4 mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)

  • 4 strawberries, plus 2 halved strawberries, for garnish

  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice

  • 8 ounces gold or aged rum

  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 2 ounces prepared sugarcane syrup or agave nectar

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon wedges with the whole strawberries and mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and sugarcane syrup; shake well. Strain into crushed ice–filled highball glasses. Garnish with the berry halves and mint sprigs.

    Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos
    © Wendell T. Webber
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