Strawberry Mojitos (Plus a Food Processor Giveaway!)

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.


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 Comments on Strawberry Mojitos (Plus a Food Processor Giveaway!)

  1. Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 10:08 am (4 years ago)

    Found this blog on a Google Reader suggestion and LOVE IT!

  2. Krista Vossler
    August 15, 2011 at 11:16 am (4 years ago)

    I am supposed to answer how I found you, but I can’t remember! I do know that I love your recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  3. Donna Arcand
    August 15, 2011 at 11:30 am (4 years ago)

    How did i find you? A friend sent me a link to your smores cupcakes! I haven’t made em yet.. waiting for the Autumn so i can bake and warm up hte house!

  4. Kelle
    August 15, 2011 at 11:51 am (4 years ago)

    My food processor is a hand me down from the 70s LOL. I NEED this giveaway!!! I am making strawberry jam today YUM!
    Kelle recently posted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  5. amy marantino
    August 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm (4 years ago)

    this looks great

  6. Candace
    August 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm (4 years ago)

    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 :)

  7. Autumn D.
    August 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm (4 years ago)

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

    • Stephanie
      August 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm (4 years ago)

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

  8. Lori Stilger
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi! I found you via The WIC Project; she made your Nutella cupcakes, and I HAD to come check out your blog. BEAUTIFUL photos, yummy-looking recipes; I know I’m going to enjoy your blog for a long, long time. :) Oh, and thanks for the chance to win!

  9. denise
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm (4 years ago)

    visiting as a WiC follower

  10. Lisa R
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I didn’t realize you were in Sacramento! Thanks for the tip about Midtown Cocktail Week :)
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  11. Therese
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I did it!

  12. Caitlyn Appel
    August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm (4 years ago)

    I found your blog through a free sample website. You were giving away free pdf copies of a cookbook! :)

  13. Cindy B.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this giveaway!

  14. Jenny
    August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I found 52kitchenaventures – last giveaway – I don’t remember – I’m old. I RT’d and did the “did it” but forgot to post the url @icywit
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  15. Karen
    August 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I cannot remember exactly how I found your blog, but I’m pretty sure it was from another blog I was reading. I wish I could remember!

  16. Laura L.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I found 52 Kitchen Adventures through Foodgawker. I can’t remember what recipe caught my eye, but knowing me it was probably a dessert. Then I really liked the blog, so I kept checking back.

  17. Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm (4 years ago)

    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!

  18. Debbie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm (4 years ago)

    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

    • Stephanie
      August 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm (4 years ago)

      @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!

    • Debbie
      August 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm (4 years ago)

      OOps. but I remember now, your magic shell recipe caught my eye!

  19. Michelle Vandergrift
    August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Looking forward to trying the Strawberry Mojitos!

  20. Linda
    August 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I would make watermelon selzer smoothies…I found you on foodgawker!

  21. Melissa
    August 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm (4 years ago)

    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.

  22. Nyssa
    August 16, 2011 at 3:24 am (4 years ago)

    I’m pretty sure I found you through another blog’s link, but I can’t remember :S

  23. Jodie
    August 16, 2011 at 3:24 am (4 years ago)

    Found through a friend

  24. Valerie
    August 16, 2011 at 4:59 am (4 years ago)

    This looks delicious! I found your site through another food blog & have stayed ever since. :-)

  25. OTA Mom
    August 16, 2011 at 7:28 am (4 years ago)

    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! :)

  26. Teri
    August 16, 2011 at 8:18 am (4 years ago)

    I found you on!

  27. Nick
    August 16, 2011 at 9:54 am (4 years ago)

    I believe I found your website from a recipe link on another website and after poking around a bit, decided this was definitely worth subscribing to; the strawberry mojito only confirms this more!

  28. Elisa
    August 16, 2011 at 10:02 am (4 years ago)

    I found this blog via Foodgawker — it is great!

  29. Kari
    August 16, 2011 at 11:52 am (4 years ago)

    I can’t remember how I found the site. I’m sure it was a link from another food blog. I follow you on google reader.

  30. Alane
    August 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm (4 years ago)

    I honestly can’t remember how I found you! It may have been from using google to look up recipes.

  31. Kara
    August 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t remember how I found you…probably from another blog, but I’m happy I did! I love your site!

  32. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    August 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

    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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  33. Stacey
    August 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

    I love everything on your blog, addicted to the cupcakes :) I am hoping to see a giveaway for a kitchen torch at some point.

  34. Tina@flourtrader
    August 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm (4 years ago)

    You are one of my foodie friends on Foodbuzz!

    I love anything strawberry and a refreshing drink is always welcome. Nice thirst quencher Yum!
    Tina@flourtrader recently posted Eggnog Cookies

  35. Natasha
    August 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm (4 years ago)

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

  36. Cristin Perry
    August 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Food Gawker! Now you are on my rss feed :)

  37. Charles Sheng
    August 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Retweet by @KitchnAdventures :)

  38. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    August 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm (4 years ago)

    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.

  39. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    August 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

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

  40. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    August 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm (4 years ago)

    I found this giveaway because missnthekitchen RT’d your tweet — Glad I found you!

  41. Megan
    August 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm (4 years ago)

    I found this blog from a link from another blog. And I am soooooo happy I did!

  42. lonny
    August 18, 2011 at 1:03 am (4 years ago)

    found you on google!

  43. Llama Trauma
    August 18, 2011 at 6:39 am (4 years ago)

    Found this blog as a retweet from missnthekitchen.

  44. Valerie
    August 18, 2011 at 6:44 am (4 years ago)

    These sound great!

  45. rachel h.
    August 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm (4 years ago)

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

  46. amy halpern
    August 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm (4 years ago)

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

  47. Meesh
    August 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Excuse me I need to clean up some drool.

  48. Andrea
    August 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm (4 years ago)

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

  49. ChristaLaree
    August 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm (4 years ago)

    I found you through other food blogs.

  50. Allison C
    August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Not sure how I found this blog,,,probably via another blog. However I found it I am glad I did!

  51. Darlene
    August 19, 2011 at 3:47 am (4 years ago)

    I found this blog by searching for homemade rice krispie treats and if I could freeze them.

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  52. Moe' B
    August 19, 2011 at 6:23 am (4 years ago)

    Looking forward to getting to know your recipes! How I found You? some one sent me a link…

  53. Moe' B
    August 19, 2011 at 6:24 am (4 years ago)

    How I found u? some one sent me a link.

  54. Annie
    August 19, 2011 at 10:46 am (4 years ago)

    I found you on foodgawker…I like your blog a lot!

  55. Angela
    August 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm (4 years ago)

    LOVE your ideas and giveaways! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!!!

  56. Tracy
    August 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I was searching for recipes and this site came up. bookmarked it that day.

  57. Jill J
    August 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I found 52 Kitchen Adventures by searching for recipes on FB. I just love trying new recipes!

  58. Susan Henry
    August 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi I found you while searching for a recipe for homemade chocolate syrup….it was wonderful by the way. Looking forward to reading more in the future!

  59. Heide M.
    February 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try this.


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