A refreshing twist on a classic cocktail! This fruity mojito will be your go-to cocktail all summer long.
A few years ago during a summer break from college, Kyle and I vacationed in Las Vegas. We spent our days at the pool and our nights consisted of finding delicious food and drinks. The most memorable cocktail for me, was the strawberry mojito at Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. Full of fresh strawberries and dragon berry rum it was the perfect way to end the day. I still think about it from time to time.
I don’t know what took me so long to make my own version, but here it is. Simple, delicious, and fruity. I made a lime-flavored simple syrup and then muddle it with mint and strawberries. Top it off with dragon berry rum, ice and a splash of club soda and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer drink.
By the way, it makes a wonderful accompaniment to my chipotle chicken tacos.
If you’ve never had dragon berry rum, you need to try it! It’s a mixture of strawberry and dragon fruit and has a nice sweetness to it. If you aren’t into sweet and fruity drinks, this may not be the drink for you. However, you can easily cut back on the amount of simple syrup you add if you want a drink with more of a bite and less sweet.
I’m pretty sure this dragon berry mojito is going to be my go-to summer cocktail. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day, and will make a great poolside drink!
- 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 12 Mint Leaves
- 2 Strawberries, sliced
- ¼ Cup Lime Simple Syrup
- 2 Shots (3 oz.) Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
- Club Soda
- Combine the lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking to make sure the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
- Divide the mint leaves, strawberries, and simple syrup among 2 drinking glasses. Muddle the ingredients in each glass with a wooden spoon. Add a shot of rum to each glass, fill with ice and top off with club soda.
- *This is a sweeter cocktail, if you don’t want it as sweet, simply cut back on the simple syrup.