Say hello to your new favorite strawberry mocktail. This non alcoholic Strawberry Mojito Mocktail is refreshing, bright, and so bubbly! It is muddled strawberry and mint topped with mineral water and a slice of lime. Did I mention you can use non alcohol rum?!
Why You’ll LOVE This Strawberry Mojito Mocktail Recipe
There are many reasons why you will love this, but just to name a few selling points:
- FRESH FLAVORS: It has whole fresh strawberries, mint, and lime in it! Those flavors are taken to a whole new level with bubbly mineral water and a teensy bit of simple syrup.
- OPTIONS TO MAKE WITH NON ALCOHOL RUM: One thing I love is the up and coming non alcoholic spirits scene. You can buy versions of most alcohol with the alcohol removed. This makes mocktails even closer in flavor to their boozy counterparts.
- VERSATILE: There is nothing better than a recipe you can adapt. Substitute strawberry for other fruits, mineral water for lemon lime sodas, fresh mint for extract, etc. This makes it even easier to make spur of the moment.
- FAIRLY LOW IN CALORIES AND DARE I SAY HEALTHY?
What is a Mocktail?
A mocktail is short for mock cocktail. Basically they mimic alcoholic cocktails without the alcohol. They are a super fun option and I prefer them over alcoholic cocktails anyways. Not to mention, they are something everyone can enjoy.
To get the similar sensation alcohol gives, I use tonic water, bubbly sodas, or mineral water in it’s place. They definitely give a warm tummy tingling feeling and it is more readily available. BUT I also like to use non alcoholic spirits. They are becoming more and more commonly found (you just have to search for them a little bit).
What is a Mojito?
Mojitos are a traditional alcoholic drink from Cuba. They are classified as a punch and made with white rum, a sweetener, fresh lime juice, some type of bubbly soda water, fresh mint leaves, and served over ice.
The mint is muddled together with the sweetener and lime juice then topped with white rum and soda water. It is a light, bubbly, minty, and citrus flavored alcoholic beverage. Perfect for hot summer days or when you want to be transported in your mind to somewhere warmer.
My version of a mojito includes fresh strawberries and on occasion, a non alcoholic white rum.
Here’s A Quick Video Tutorial:
Ingredients In A Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
You are going to LOVE the fresh and bright flavors in this mojito mocktail. Just a quick note, this recipe can be made with non alcoholic spirits or without (note the optional ingredient below).
- Fresh Strawberries: Make sure you wash them thoroughly prior to using. I do not recommend frozen strawberries for this recipe, they are not fresh enough, in my opinion. Just a side note, if your strawberries are not very sweet you may have to add more simple syrup.
- Mint Leaves: If mint is not in season or you cannot find it, try mint extract (no more than 1/8 teaspoon or it’ll be way too strong)
- Simple Syrup: This is a sugar syrup used to sweeten the mojito. Feel free to use homemade or store-bought, whichever you prefer. Here is a homemade Simple Syrup recipe (it tastes the best in my opinion). You can also use honey, monk fruit sweetener, or other light flavored syrups.
- Sparkling Water: I recommend using Topo Chico Lime for this recipe. I also love Wal-Mart brand mint lime sparkling water. Club soda, tonic water, Sprite, 7 Up, or Ginger Ale are great options as well. If you choose an option that does not contain lime, I recommend adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to your mojito.
- Lime Slices: Because garnishing is a must with a cocktail this gorgeous!
- OPTIONAL Non Alcoholic White Rum: I recommend Lyre’s White Cane Spirit, it tastes very similar to alcoholic versions of white rum. It is also a great way to add the alcohol flavors without adding alcohol. This is a recent discovery I have made so it is not pictured but I highly recommend trying it.
How To Make A Strawberry Mojito Mocktail At Home
First things first, you will need a muddler (or a kitchen utensil that can smash like the end of a wooden spoon), and some cute glasses. I typically serve mojitos in beer can glasses (as pictured) or highball glasses.
- MUDDLE together the strawberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup in your glass until it becomes a pulp.
- ADD ice to your glass (and the optional non alcoholic white rum)
- TOP your mojito off with the sparkling water.
- STIR AND GARNISH with a slice of lime.
STORING LEFTOVERS: This drink is best stored in the refrigerator and in an airtight drink container. The mineral water will lose it’s fizziness so you may need to add a splash when you go back to drink it.
Tips for the BEST Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
- Wash Your Strawberries and Mint Leaves. I cannot stress this enough, you do not want little bugs and dirt in your mocktail.
- Don’t skip muddling. The strawberries and mint need to be smooshed together to release all the flavor and fragrance from them. I have a cocktail muddler but the end of a spoon does the trick!
- Choose your level of sweet. I like this Mojito to be a little on the sweeter side but feel free to add more or less simple syrup.
- Experiment with the sparkling water. This will be the dominant flavor in your mojito so you want to love it. I use lime sparkling water but you could use strawberry sparkling water, club soda, mineral waters, etc.
Mixing It Up For A Crowd
This Strawberry Mojito Mocktail is the perfect drink to mix up for crowds because it is effortless. You can use either a large pitcher or a punch bowl depending on how much you are making.
For 8-10 servings use 2 pounds of strawberries, 1 large bunch of mint leaves, 1/2 cup simple syrup, 2 liters sparkling water, and 3-4 limes. A few tips: (1) use a food processor to muddle together the strawberries and mint leaves, and (2) freeze ice cubes of sparkling water so you do not add water to your drink with regular ice cubes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Of course, just make sure you use fruits that compliment the mint and lime flavors. I recommend mango, raspberry, kiwi, and peach. You can also make this without the additional fruit.
Non Alcoholic Spirits have become increasingly popular! I recommend ordering from Amazon, or checking your local CVS stores (it is one of the few places that has NA options), at your local grocery store, and even in some liquor stores.
Of course! A classic mojito has rum so feel free to add a splash or two. I prefer white rum over spiced rum, but you do you.
More Mocktail Recipes You Might Like:
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- Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail
- Pina Colada Mocktail
- Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail
- Blue Lagoon Mocktail
- Sunrise Mocktail Spritzer
- Espresso Martini Mocktail
- Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
- Apple Cider Mule Mocktail
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Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
- muddler (or a kitchen utensil, like the end of a wooden spoon)
- To a glass add strawberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup. Crush with a muddler until they have become a fine pulp.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and the optional non alcoholic rum.
- Top with lime mineral water.
- Stir and garnish with a lime slice. Serve!
- This drink is best stored in the refrigerator and in an airtight drink container. The mineral water will lose it’s fizziness so you may need to add a splash when you go back to drink it.
For Serving Large Parties (Big Batch):
- For 8-10 servings use 2 pounds of strawberries, 1 large bunch of mint leaves, 1/2 cup simple syrup, 2 liters sparkling water, and 3-4 limes.
- A few tips: (1) use a food processor to muddle together the strawberries and mint leaves, and (2) freeze ice cubes of sparkling water so you do not add water to your drink with regular ice cubes.
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