Strawberry Mint Mojito Mocktail

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Strawberry mint mojito mocktail is a vibrant and refreshing combination of muddled strawberries and mint leaves topped with sparkling water for a fizzy non-alcoholic twist on the classic mojito cocktail. You can add some white rum to make it alcoholic too!

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Easy Mint and Strawberry Mojito Mocktails

When I was growing up my favorite drink out at restaurants was a classic Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple is a classic mix of ginger ale and cherry flavoring usually garnished with one or more maraschino cherries. As adults my husband and I love mojitos in the summertime, so we made up this mocktail version with the addition of summer ripe strawberries for our kids to enjoy.

These non-alcoholic strawberry mint mojitos are a delightful twist on a classic mojito cocktail with muddled strawberries and mint leaves that are infused with fresh zesty lime and sparkling water. This vibrant concoction is popular for kids and adults alike at birthday parties or on 4th of July, Enjoy!

Three glasses of strawberry mojito with ice, fresh mint, and soda on a textured surface, garnished with whole strawberries.

How to Make Strawberry Mint Mojitos

First assemble the following ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries (1 lb) – Fresh strawberries add a juicy, sweet-tart flavor that forms the fruity base of the mocktail.
  • Fresh mint (1 oz) – Mint leaves provide a burst of cooling freshness, enhancing the drink with a crisp herbal note.
  • Limes (4) – The juice from fresh limes brings a zesty tang that balances the sweetness of the strawberries and complements the mint.
  • Cans of sparkling water (4) – Sparkling water adds a fizzy lift to the mocktail, making it light and refreshing with every sip.

Use this Method

Prep Fruit. Wash all produce. Chop the leaves off the strawberries 

Muddle. Add three strawberries to each glass and ten mint leaves. Muddle the strawberries and mint leaves.

Combine and Enjoy. Add about 1 oz of lime juice to each glass. Add a lime slice, a strawberry quarter, ice, and pour in one can of sparkling water. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for Strawberry Mojito Mocktails

Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh strawberries and mint are key to a vibrant and flavorful mocktail. The freshness of the ingredients adds a brighter, more authentic taste.

Muddle Carefully: Gently muddle the strawberries and mint leaves in your glass. The goal is to lightly crush the strawberries and release the oils from the mint leaves without shredding the mint into tiny pieces that could make the drink bitter or messy.

Balance Your Sweetener: Depending on the natural sweetness of your strawberries, adjust the amount of sweetener you use. Simple syrup or agave syrup are good choices as they dissolve easily and provide a smooth sweetness.

Use Sparkling Water: To mimic the effervescence of a traditional mojito, use chilled club soda or sparkling water. This adds the necessary fizz without overpowering the other flavors.

Add Lime Juice for Zest: Fresh lime juice is crucial for that tangy kick which balances the sweetness of the strawberries and the mint. Always use freshly squeezed lime juice rather than bottled for the best flavor.

Experiment with Additional Flavors: Consider adding other fruits like raspberries or blackberries for a different twist, or a splash of coconut water for a tropical vibe.

Chill Your Ingredients: Serve your mocktail chilled to enhance the refreshment factor. You can pre-chill the glass, strawberries, and even your mint leaves.

Crush Ice to Perfection: Instead of regular ice cubes, use crushed ice. It cools the drink more quickly and makes it more enjoyable to sip.

Garnish for Flair: Garnish with a whole strawberry, a sprig of mint, or a slice of lime on the rim of your glass for that professional touch.

Serve in a Proper Glass: Use a highball glass to serve your strawberry mojito mocktail. It’s not only traditional but also allows plenty of room for ice and garnishes.

FAQs

How do I muddle the ingredients without overdoing it?

Place the strawberries, mint leaves, and a little bit of lime juice in the bottom of the glass. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently press the ingredients against the bottom of the glass until the strawberries are lightly mashed and the mint leaves are bruised. Avoid shredding the mint to prevent the drink from becoming bitter.

Can I make this mocktail in advance?

It’s best to make the mocktail just before serving to maintain the freshness and effervescence of the ingredients. However, you can prepare your simple syrup, wash and cut your strawberries, and juice your limes in advance to save time.

What can I use instead of simple syrup?

If you prefer to avoid simple syrup, you can use other sweeteners such as honey, agave syrup, or even a sugar-free alternative like stevia. Adjust the quantity based on your desired sweetness level.

How can I make this mocktail for a large group?

For large gatherings, mix the muddled strawberries, mint, lime juice, and sweetener in a large pitcher. Just before serving, add ice and pour over the club soda or sparkling water. This way, you can quickly serve multiple glasses without losing the fizz.

Are there any variations to the classic strawberry mojito mocktail?

Yes, you can experiment by adding other fruits like raspberries or blueberries for a mixed berry mojito. For a tropical twist, add a splash of coconut water or replace some strawberries with pineapple.

How do I ensure my mocktail is not too sweet or too sour?

Start with a conservative amount of sweetener and lime juice, then taste and adjust accordingly. Everyone’s taste preferences vary, so it’s important to customize the balance of sweetness and tartness to your liking.

Can kids enjoy this mocktail?

Absolutely! This mocktail is non-alcoholic and made with fresh ingredients, making it a delightful treat for kids. Just ensure the sweetness is to their liking.

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What to Serve with Strawberry Mint Mojito Mocktail

Grilled Seafood: The freshness of the mocktail complements the light, smoky flavors of grilled shrimp or fish, accentuating their delicate taste.

Chicken Salad: The crisp, fruity notes in the mocktail cut through the creaminess of a chicken salad, balancing the flavors and refreshing the palate.

Vegetable Spring Rolls: The mint and strawberry flavors enhance the freshness of vegetable spring rolls, while the effervescence of the mocktail cleanses the palate between bites.

Cheese Platter: Pair with mild cheeses such as mozzarella or goat cheese; the mocktail’s sweet and minty notes highlight the creaminess and subtle flavors of the cheese.

Fruit Tart: The strawberries in the mocktail mirror the fruitiness of a fresh fruit tart, making for a harmonious dessert pairing. Try these nutella fruit tarts!

Spicy Dishes: The cooling effect of mint and the sweetness of strawberry provide a pleasant contrast to spicy foods, helping to soothe the heat.

Bruschetta: The freshness of the mocktail pairs nicely with the tangy and savory flavors of tomato and basil in bruschetta, enhancing the overall taste experience.

Cucumber Sandwiches: The light and refreshing characteristics of both the cucumber sandwiches and the mocktail make for a perfect summer afternoon pairing.

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Strawberry Mint Mojito Mocktail

These strawberry mint mojito mocktails are refreshing and vibrant non-alcoholic beverages that blends sweet strawberries, crisp mint, and a splash of lime, perfect for cooling down on a warm day.
Cuisine American
Keyword mojito, non alcoholic, summer drinks, virgin drinks
Prep Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 drinks
Calories 25kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell
Cost $6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1 oz fresh mint
  • 4 limes
  • 4 cans of sparkling water I used lime-flavored lacroix

Instructions

  • Wash all produce. Chop the leaves off the strawberries
  • Add three strawberries to each glass and ten mint leaves. Muddle the strawberries and mint leaves.
  • Add about 1 oz of lime juice to each glass
  • Add a lime slice, a strawberry quarter, and ice
  • Pour in one can of sparkling water. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Katherine says:

    5 stars
    Great mocktail!