Strawberry Mojito Martini

Since I noticed it was strawberry season, strawberries have been constantly on my mind. I can’t stop thinking of delicious things to do with them! Oh, you charming strawberry, you have truly stolen my heart. Well, when I found myself this week with a heart for strawberries, an excess of fresh mint, and a lingering desire to continue to celebrate strawberry season, what was I to do?

Strawberry Mojito Martini via StrictlyDelicious

Why, I was to make a strawberry mojito martini, of course! Make a mint simple syrup, puree some fresh strawberries, add a dash of lime and a healthy dash of vodka 😉 and you’ve got the most refreshing, delightful summer drink you could think of. To make it virgin, substitute the vodka with sparkling water and serve it in a champagne glass!

Strawberry Mojito Martini via StrictlyDelicious

I’ve always loved mojitos. To me, the icy cold minty drink is best enjoyed in the spring and summer time. Although I know it’s not groundbreaking, I’ve never tried a mojito in martini form, and loved enjoying it that way with fresh strawberries! As the days here start to push 90 degrees, this simple little martini has become my go-to for a refreshing warm weather cocktail.

Strawberry Mojito Martini via StrictlyDelicious
Strawberry Mojito Martini via StrictlyDelicious

Strawberry Mojito Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 martini

Ingredients

  • 3 medium strawberries, tops removed
  • 1 tbs. water
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. mint simple syrup (see below)
  • 1 oz. lime juice

Instructions

    To make a mint simple syrup:
  1. Bring to a boil equal parts water and granulated sugar in a small sauce pan. (I usually make about 1 c. at a time.) Cook for about 2 minutes, or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add about .25 oz. mint leaves, or two leafy stalks. Let the mint leaves remain in the syrup for about 5 minutes, strain, and store in the refrigerator. Use 1 1/2 oz. in the martini below.
  2. To make the martini:
  3. Puree the strawberries and water in a blender. Strain the puree through a mesh strainer to remove any fruit chunks that might remain.
  4. Add the puree, vodka, simple syrup, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker that is half filled with crushed ice.
  5. Place the lid on the shaker and shake well, until all ingredients are combined and frosty cold.
  6. Strain and serve in a martini glass. Garnish if desired with a strawberry or lime wedge.
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Strawberry Mojito Martini via StrictlyDelicious
Strawberry Mojito Martini via StrictlyDelicious

Comments

    • says

      Thanks Stephanie! I tried something new with the photos (the black background) and I think this drink was the perfect experiment for it. So glad you think it came out well! <3

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