Strawberry Mojitos (Plus a Food Processor Giveaway!)

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This is giveaway #3 out of 4 for my month of giveaways. To enter, scroll down to the Rafflecopter form below. Be sure to come back next Monday for the final giveaway!

Today kicks off Midtown Cocktail Week in Sacramento, a week full of mixology competitions, tastings, classes and parties. If you’re in the Sacramento area, check out the site for a list of fun events every night this week.

In honor of Midtown Cocktail Week, I made a great summer cocktail with a seasonal twist. I scoured the farmer’s market for the best looking fruit and happened upon some freshly picked organic strawberries for a good price. These sweet little red berries compliment the mint and lime flavors and add some natural sweetness (depending on your berries, you can use add less sugar to the drink).

If you want more cocktail inspiration, check out my recipes for homemade Irish cream, citron vodka, and limoncello. I also made cupcakes out of the homemade liquors too (of course);  Irish coffee cupcakes and limoncello cupcakes. Later this week I’ll share an Irish coffee recipe for a midweek pick-me-up.

The other exciting thing that starts today is a giveaway for a food processor! I polled my Facebook fans and they choose an 8-cup food processor as the prize. To enter, visit the form below the recipe.

Recipe:

Strawberry Mojitos

Yields 2 servings

I would normally muddle the mint in a mojito, but I wanted to try something different in honor of the food processor giveaway. If you don’t have a blender or food processor, use a muddler or the back of a spoon to crush the mint and strawberries.

  • 1/2 C fresh strawberries
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2-3 ounces simple syrup, to taste*
  • 3-4 ounces white rum, to taste
  • Ice
  • Soda water

In a food processor or blender, puree strawberries. Add mint and pulse until it is shredded. Pour into 2 glasses and add half of lime juice, simple syrup and rum to each, stirring to combine. Fill glasses with ice then top with soda water.

*Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water combined, heated until sugar is dissolved and then left to cool.



 

72 Responses to “Strawberry Mojitos (Plus a Food Processor Giveaway!)”
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  4. Kelle writes:

    My food processor is a hand me down from the 70s LOL. I NEED this giveaway!!! I am making strawberry jam today YUM!
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  6. amy marantino writes:

    this looks great

  7. Heidi @ Food Doodles writes:

    Awesome giveaway, and those mojitos look amazing!

  8. Candace writes:

    A food processor is one of the MAJOR items missing in my kitchen arsenal. So many recipes I want to start exploring soon in the hopes that I manage to be the lucky lady to win :)

  9. Autumn D. writes:

    Wow, that food processor looks nice! Do you think this would still be good if I substituted water for the rum?

  10. Stephanie writes:

    @Autumn D. – I would add additional soda water in place of the rum. That would be a great refreshing summer drink!

  11. Lori Stilger writes:

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    visiting as a WiC follower

  13. Lisa R writes:

    I didn’t realize you were in Sacramento! Thanks for the tip about Midtown Cocktail Week :)
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  20. Kelly writes:

    This sounds delicious. Strawberries are yet another reason I love summer, plus you know how much I love booze! Also your giveaways are the best!

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  22. Debbie writes:

    Your “rainbow” recipes caught my eye on Facebook. Do we need to click all of those options to enter the giveaway or only one? Thanks

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    @Debbie – I think the rainbow recipes were at Tablespoon. They shared my s’mores ice cream cupcake sandwiches, which is how a lot of people found 52 Kitchen Adventures on Facebook.
    You only need to do one option. Each option counts for one entry though, so the more you do, the better chance you’ll win!

  24. Lolly writes:

    Oh the things this food processor could do!! This is so exciting :)
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  25. Michelle Vandergrift writes:

    Looking forward to trying the Strawberry Mojitos!

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  28. Melissa writes:

    A food processor would certainly come in handy making curried butternut squash soup tonight! The drink would be nice too. I hosted a cocktail party with strawberry-basil gin fizzes recently. So delicious.

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  32. OTA Mom writes:

    I saw your recipe on “foodgawker” and thought it would be a great way to use up the last of the strawberries in the fridge! :)

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    I found you through another blogger, The WiC Project! She made your Nutella Cupcakes!
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    Oh I cant remember if I found you through Foodbuzz or Foodgawker! This looks super yummy drink, look at you with all your fun giveaways too. Nice!
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  42. Tina@flourtrader writes:

    You are one of my foodie friends on Foodbuzz!

    I love anything strawberry and a refreshing drink is always welcome. Nice thirst quencher Yum!
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  43. Natasha writes:

    Love love mojitos this is perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing ;) I hope I win ;)

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    Mojitos…. hmmmmm good
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    oops! My hand slipped and submitted my “Follow on Twitter” entry before I had indicated my Twitter name (which is @Lexiquin). sorry for the inconvenience.

  48. Natalie J Vandenberghe writes:

    I wish I had one of your Strawberry Mojitos now! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Valerie writes:

    These sound great!

  54. Elyse @The Cultural Dish writes:

    Wow this is amazing! I just had a strawberry mojito this past weekend at a restaurant and it was fabulous! I found your blog via foodbuzz! :)
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  55. rachel h. writes:

    I would be happy just to win the mojito!!! It looks divine!

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    I have been following you on FB,,,hope i get to win the food processor..love your status posts!!!

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    Excuse me I need to clean up some drool.

  58. Andrea writes:

    I would LOVE to have a food processor. *Crosses fingers*

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  60. Jess @ littlegirlbigappetite writes:

    Love strawberry mojitos!!!

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  67. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts writes:

    I love mojitos! Need to try one like this with strawberries soon, sounds super refreshing!
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