This recipe is an all around WINNER in my book, mainly because it serves many purposes. It is a GREAT base for mojitos, but can also be used as a dessert topping for cheesecake and/or ice cream. Additionally, it works wonders on fooling the preggo brain longing for a cocktail, I used to make mock mojitos while preggers all the time with these yummy strawberries…hope you enjoy!!!
Muddled Strawberries & Mint:
- 1 lb. fresh Strawberries
- 1 bunch of Mint (28 g. packet)
- the juice of 2 limes
- the zest of 1 lime
- Raw agave to taste
Wash and quarter the strawberries, place them in a deep plastic bowl. Add the lime zest. Roll and juice the limes; add juice to strawberries. Wash and roughly chop the mint. Make sure to really rinse the mint well, the rough texture of the leaves can collect a lot of dirt, if not washed properly your final product will be a gritty muddled mess. Add mint to the strawberries, and using a muddler or potato masher begin to incorporate all the ingredients. When the strawberries have started releasing some of their natural juice, add the agave and continue muddling until the strawberries are soft but not pureed. Add as much or as little agave as you like.
Once ready, you can use these strawberries as a topping for your favorite dessert. They are a great addition to any 4th of july bbq! Exceptionally yummy on cheesecake and ice cream!
This recipe is best if consumed on the same day, do not let it sit overnight in the fridge as the lime juice will wilt the mint leaves and the strawberries will ferment quite quickly.
Strawberry Vodka Mojito:
- 2 spoonfuls muddled strawberries
- 1 – 2 oz. Vodka of choice
- Club soda or Sparkling water
- Lime as needed
- Agave as needed
Add the strawberries to your favorite party tumbler, add the ice and pour in the vodka. Squeeze one wedge of lime and leave the lime in if wanted. Top off with club soda or sparkling water. I usually do equal parts vodka and sparkling water. Cheers!
***For a virgin version, simply omit the vodka and add a little extra agave if so desired.