Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito

by James Stevenson

Today I wanted to focus on another recipe that could also be used for every day entertaining. The weather in Seattle has been amazing and I have had a real craving for tropical drinks.

The Mojito is one of my favorite cocktails to drink on vacation. When I was in Barcelona I had the most amazing Mojitos; the balance of ingredients was spot on and the crushed ice made the drink. This recipe is a spin on the classic Mojito because it contains strawberries and rhubarb. The strawberry and rhubarb in this drink provides a tangy yet sweet boozy drink. I like this drink because it makes me feel like I am on vacation. It’s also a special treat because it is so pretty with the fresh strawberries and mint leaves. Make this mojito today and transport yourself somewhere dreamy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of white rum
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon rhubarb simple syrup (*see recipe below)
  • 1 strawberry chopped
  • 8 mint leaves broken up
  • Club soda for top off
  • 1 cups of ice

Garnish: Lime wheel

Instructions:

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with lime juice, strawberries, strawberry jam, rhubarb syrup and mint leaves
  2. Muddle mixture until ingredients are married together
  3. Stir in rum
  4. Fill serving glass with ice
  5. Add mixture to serving glass and top off with club soda
  6. Pour mixture into serving glass
  7. Garnish with lime

*Recipe: Rhubarb Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 stalks of rhubarb, sliced

Instructions:

  1. In a sauce pan combine sugar, water and rhubarb
  2. Let it boil for until sugar dissolves
  3. Strain mixture and let it cool

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