The recipe for this refreshing strawberry mezcal mojito recipe will create your new favorite cocktail! And if you’d like to make a traditional mojito with strawberries, the recipe is pretty much the same — just use white rum instead of mezcal!
Strawberry Mezcal Mojito
With strawberry season in full swing, you should definitely be using them in this strawberry mezcal mojito! Packed full of fresh mint, sweet strawberries, tart lime juice and smokey mezcal, this cocktail is truly delicious!
Unlike traditional mojitos, we will skip the rum and use a smokey mezcal instead. Similar to tequila, mezcal is made from the agave plant. However, it’s cooked underground, in lava-rock-lined pits, which creates the iconic smokey flavor. Some people say that Mezcal is to Tequila as Scotch is to Whiskey. But if you’re still on the fence about Mezcal or you can’t find it in your area, you could definitely still use some clear rum for this recipe!
How to make a Strawberry Mojito with Mezcal
Making a strawberry mojito with mezcal is super easy! To begin, muddle fresh strawberries with lime juice, fresh mint and agave. Just be sure not to over-muddle as it will leave you with a bitter taste. Next, add mezcal and ice and shake vigorously. Add the contents of the shaker into a collins. Lastly, top it off with some fresh ice, a little bit of seltzer and some more mint and strawberries for garnish.
There are some notes that I should mention as well. If you don’t like a bunch of mint in your drink, just be sure to strain the cocktail before pouring it into the cup full of ice. It will still be just as minty and delicious! And if you’d like to make this recipe in its traditional form — with rum — then the instructions are pretty much the same. Just follow the recipe above but add rum instead of mezcal.
RECIPE: Strawberry Mezcal Mojito
Strawberry Mezcal Mojito
- 5 Mint leaves
- 2 halved strawberries tops removed
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz Agave
- 2 oz Mezcal
- more strawberries and a sprig of mint for garnish
- Muddle mint, strawberry, lime juice, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Then add mezcal and ice and shake until chilled. Pour contents into collins glass. Top with fresh ice and finish with a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a sliced fresh strawberry.
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