This Strawberry Mojito mocktail combines strawberry simple syrup, lime and soda water. It's fresh and vibrant, perfect for a hot summer day.
This delicious mocktail recipe is made using strawberry simple syrup. Using an infused syrup like this is a great way to add a fun twist. It brings perfect strawberry flavor and lovely color. There are a few variations you could use too, like blueberry simple syrup or raspberry syrup.
Traditionally, a classic mojito is a rum cocktail using white rum and no strawberries. This non-alcoholic drink tastes just as good, and the strawberry syrup brings the extra taste. It means everyone can enjoy this summery drink.
Here is a run-down of what you will need for this strawberry mocktail recipe.
The simple syrup -
The simple syrup makes enough for a few drinks. Leftover simple syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Strawberries - These can be fresh strawberries or frozen.
- Strawberry simple syrup
- Fresh mint leaves
- Fresh lime juice and lime slices for garnish
- Club soda/ sparkling water
See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.
- Short glass or highball glass. Alternatively, multiply the recipe by how many people you're serving and make it in a one large pitcher.
To make the strawberry syrup, add granulated sugar, water and strawberries to a medium saucepan.
Let it simmer over medium heat. Let the mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take it off the heat.
Let it cool to room temperature, then strain the strawberry mixture through a muslin cloth or coffee filter. For more in-depth instructions, see how to make simple strawberry syrup.
Top tip - Pour the remaining syrup into ice cube trays and freeze them, so you have individual servings!
Add the strawberry syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves to a glass. Use a cocktail muddler or spoon to muddle the mint leaves. This releases their flavor.
Add a handful of ice to the glass. Top with soda water and garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge.
Give it a quick stir, then serve the mixed drink right away. Store any leftover strawberry syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
This refreshing virgin strawberry mojito can be adapted to include other flavors.
- Substitute the lemon with lime juice.
- Try a blueberry mojito mocktail!
- Use different syrups and other fresh herbs to bring different flavors! Thyme syrup, sage syrup, rosemary, or more.
- The soda water can be swapped for lemonade or ginger ale for a sweeter drink. You could also use coconut water or mineral water if you don't want the fizz.
Strawberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 45ml / 1 ½ oz Strawberry Simple Syrup
- 30ml / 1oz fresh lime juice
- 4-5 mint leaves
- Soda water
- Add the sugar, water, and strawberries to a medium saucepan. Let it simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Take it off the heat. Let the syrup cool down to room temperature. Once it has cooled, balance a fine-mesh strainer and cloth over a bowl and tip in the strawberry mixture. Let it drain.
- Pour the strawberry syrup into a clean glass jar or airtight container. Leftover syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Add the strawberry syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves to a glass. Use a cocktail muddler or spoon to muddle the mint leaves. This releases their flavor.
- Add a handful of ice to the glass. Top with soda water and garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g