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.
Mojito’s are hands down my favorite cocktail! I think they are so refreshing and adding strawberry is the perfect summer twist. I just might have to make a batch of these this weekend to enjoy for mother’s day with my family 🙂
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Mojito’s are my favorite too! They would be the perfect mother’s day drink too! 🙂
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Yes! A cocktail just in time for Cinco de Mayo AND Mother’s Day! I love mohitos and yours with strawberries, lime, and dragon berry booze is calling my name! Shared and Cheers!
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I think the dragon berry mojito is best as a summer drink. The image of the drink looking great. This is one of the best rum based sweet cocktail drink.
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Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
This drink looks so refreshing and light! I am obsessed with mojitos :).
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Thanks Annie, I’m obsessed with them too!
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
What an awesome flavor for a mojito! It looks super tasty!! 🙂
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Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
Vegas is so fun. I love all the cocktails there.
This dragon berry mojito looks so good! Is it bad that its only 10am and I want one? lol
Not bad at all 😉 Thanks Mariah!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
YUM! I am so glad you decided to make your own version of the Mandalay Bay’s strawberry Mojito!! These look so refreshingly delicious, Keri!! And kind of dangerous, because they sound so good I bet it’s hard to stop at one (or two or three). I have never had Dragon Berry Rum, but you have me sold. I am most definately going to have to try it!! Cheers, pretty lady!
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Thanks Cheyanne! It is so hard to stop at just one! 🙂
Caitlin @ teaspoon says
I like the sounds of this! I’ve never tried dragon berry rum before. I’m excited to go back to Vegas a little older and wiser and enjoy the food and fancy cocktails scene…instead of drinking the foot long slushy drink and eating greasy food to cure the hangovers! haha they were good times though 🙂
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Hahaha, the thought of those foot long slushy drinks make my stomach turn now that I’m older!
Kelley Simmons says
I love mojitos! They are my hands down favorite drink. I’ve never had one with dragon berry though! Can’t wait to try!
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They are my favorite too! Thanks Kelley!
This looks so refreshing!! Very pretty too! Love the fruit and how pink they are! SO cute!
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Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
This mojito looks amazing! I wish I had one to suck down right now!
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Melissa @ Bits of Umami says
You make me wanna go to Vegas. Obviously just for food blog drink inspiration… 😉 This drink looks oh sooo good. Loving that fresh strawberry on it too! NOM.
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Maya @ Treats and Eats says
This looks amazing and sounds so refreshing! Love it!
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Coty and Mariah |Quirks and Twists| says
Oh man, mojitos are my favorite cocktail and these sound sooo good. Pretty pictures too!
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Thank you! They are my favorite too 🙂
Rock And Storm says
It is lovely. I love it. Thanks for sharing it.
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King Bringgy says
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I like the simple, straightforward style of writing. The dragon berry mojito sounds amazing….this is a must-try drink for me… before the year lapses… I am certain it will make a great drink for weekends.
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The Mojito drink is one of my favorite cocktail. This is one of the sweet drink.
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Nice cocktail recipe.
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Green tea shot says
Wonderful mojito shot, looking stunning!!!
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