Monday 5 December 2016

Family friendly mint and strawberry Mojito

Published 22/04/2015 | 02:30

This cocktail is perfect for a family get together or barbeque. It's healthy and refreshing for the kids, and if the adults want to add some rum it can be turned into the perfect summer beverage. You can also grow the strawberries and mint in your garden!

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Ingredients

45ml of syrup

3 fresh strawberries

4-5 fresh mint sprigs

Soda water

1/2 lime

For adults 60ml light rum (For virgin cocktail leave out the rum, it will still be a refreshing treat!)

Directions

Simple syrup is one part water and one part sugar. To make it, put the solution into a bottle or jar, close tight and shake hard for three minutes.

In a chilled 300ml glass muddle the simple syrup, fresh strawberries and mint leaves together. Make sure the ingredients are mixed and crushed well.

Squeeze the lime juice into the glass, and for the adults add the rum and stir.

Fill the glass with crushed ice. Then fill the rest of the glass with cool soda water.

Garnish with mint leaves and/or strawberry slices.

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