It's cocktail time and I've got a Strawberry Mojito with your name on it! Fresh strawberries and a gentle basil flavor make this my favorite mojitos recipe. It's lightly sweetened and beautifully fragrant and perfect for a hot summer's day. It's also super easy to make a big batch for easy summer entertaining.

It's cocktail time and I've got a Strawberry Basil Mojito with your name on it! Fresh strawberries and a gentle basil flavor make this my favorite mojitos recipe. It's also super easy to make a big batch for easy summer entertaining.  | vegan + gluten-free |  theendlessmeal.com | #cocktail #mojito #strawberrymojito #bridalshower #weddings #summer #summerparty

We're getting a jump start on summer around here!

Yes, I know we're still firmly planted in the middle of spring. But a girl can dream, can't she? Besides, I think a toast to warmer weather with a Strawberry Basil Mojito is just the thing to encourage an early summer.

You'll want to make this Strawberry Basil Mojito for just about every occasion:

  • To celebrate the weekend! #friyay
  • For your BFFs wedding shower or stagette. This has a girl's party written all over it.
  • For your beach BBQ/picnic/backyard pool party.
  • To sit on the deck and soak up the season's first warm rays of the sun.
  • Because it's the afternoon and you can so you should.

I love my ‘job.' That's what I'm calling this these days. It's not because it feels like work, nor because I'm bringing home a fat paycheck. I love my job because I can sit here sipping a strawberry basil mojito because I ‘have' to. It's a rough life.

I know I've gone a bit overboard with mojitos recently. First, there was the Coconut Raspberry Mojito Jello Shooters, and then there was the Fresh Mint Mojitos, and now a Strawberry Basil Mojito. But I just came back from Cuba, can you blame me?

It's cocktail time and I've got a Strawberry Basil Mojito with your name on it! Fresh strawberries and a gentle basil flavor make this my favorite mojitos recipe. It's also super easy to make a big batch for easy summer entertaining.  | vegan + gluten-free |  theendlessmeal.com | #cocktail #mojito #strawberrymojito #bridalshower #weddings #summer #summerparty

These babies are like summertime in a glass. Think grass between your toes, warm evenings that go on forever, and the scent of BBQ drifting through your neighborhood. You can make them by the glass, but I'd make them by the pitcher.

This recipe was inspired by a picture a family friend sent me a while back. It made me dream of summer!

This one's for you, Andy. One day I'd love to take you up on your offer and come back to Costa Rica to try your strawberry mojito. Cheers 🙂

It's cocktail time and I've got a Strawberry Basil Mojito with your name on it! Fresh strawberries and a gentle basil flavor make this my favorite mojitos recipe. It's also super easy to make a big batch for easy summer entertaining.  | vegan + gluten-free |  theendlessmeal.com | #cocktail #mojito #strawberrymojito #bridalshower #weddings #summer #summerparty

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A Strawberry Mojito cocktail in a glass with a straw

Strawberry Mojito Recipe

It's cocktail time and I've got a Strawberry Basil Mojito with your name on it! Fresh strawberries and a gentle basil flavor make this my favorite mojitos recipe. It's lightly sweetened and beautifully fragrant and perfect for a hot summer's day. It's also super easy to make a big batch for easy summer entertaining.

If you love this recipe as much as we do, let us know with a 5-star rating!

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Ingredients

  • 6 large mint leaves
  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 1 ounce strawberry simple syrup, see below
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • Sliced strawberries, mint, and basil leaves, to garnish

Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Instructions 

  • Begin by making the strawberry syrup. Combine the water, sugar, and strawberries in a pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, mashing the strawberries with a spoon when they're soft.
    1 cup water, 1 cup chopped strawberries, 1 cup granulated sugar
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  • Remove the pot from the heat, let it cool slightly, then strain it through a fine-mesh sieve. See notes.
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  • Add the mint, basil, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and muddle for about 30 seconds. Put a handful of ice into the shaker, add the rum and lemon juice, and stir until it's cold.
    6 large mint leaves, 3 large basil leaves, 1 ounce strawberry simple syrup, 1 ounce white rum, ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
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  • Strain your strawberry mojito into a tall, ice-filled glass, top it with soda water, and garnish with strawberries, mint, and basil.
    2 ounces soda water, Sliced strawberries, mint, and basil leaves
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Notes

This recipe makes enough simple syrup for 8 mojitos. Store any leftover syrup in your fridge for up to a month. 
Don't discard the strawberries after you make the syrup – they're delicious! Serve them over ice cream or on top of yogurt. Or simply eat them by the spoonful. 
To make a pitcher, use cups instead of ounces. Muddle 1 cup of strawberry simple syrup with a handful of basil and mint leaves. Strain it into a pitcher then stir in 1 cup of white rum, ½ cup of lemon juice, and 2 cups of soda water. You can double or triple the recipe as needed. Add a handful of basil leaves and some strawberries to the pitcher to make it look pretty!
 
Serving: 1 mojito, Calories: 145kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 38mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 64IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg
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