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Strawberry Rhubarb Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #rum #cocktail #recipe

A refreshing summer cocktail which pleasantly mingles the tastes of tart rhubarb, fresh strawberry, mint, rum and lime. It’s sublime!

Here’s a little story on how this beauty of a cocktail came to be: My daughter and I make Italian cream sodas every summer. Each summer I try to devise a new flavor for us to try. It’s hard sometimes, but this year I have a couple doozies for you. One of them was, yes, wait for it … strawberry rhubarb … and I really did make this syrup for the Italian cream sodas. And my daughter absolutely approves. She loves it! But it appears we’ve broken all our favorite glasses for the Italian Cream Soda photo shoots so before I can bring you the Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Soda post, we must go shopping for glasses. Alas!

In the meantime, said daughter ran off to spend the afternoon with her dad and my mind wandered to all the other wonderful things I could make with this syrup. Being the evil mind that it is, of course it meandered over to the cocktail aisle. Much to my delight, I have fresh mint a-plenty this year. My peppermint from last year came back (yay!), but before I even noticed it was there, I had purchased four new baby mint plants to start. I think they must be a different kind of mint. The leaves are much smaller, but they are settling nicely into my garden and I am devising all sorts of wonderful uses for them!

I used the little mint leaves for muddling and the larger peppermint leaves for garnish. I got a little aggressive with my muddling and actually crushed some of those leaves to bits with my spoon. This turned out to be a good thing because it really released the flavor of the mint into the cocktail. Go ahead and smash your mint to bits. It will make for a fabulous cocktail!

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojitos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 - 16 servings

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojitos

Ingredients

    For the simple syrup:
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar + 2 teaspoons lemon or lime-flavored liquid stevia (or use 1 cup of sugar total)
  • For the mojitos:
  • A few fresh mint leaves
  • Ice
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. strawberry rhubarb simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • For garnish: a stick of rhubarb, a fresh strawberry and a sprig of mint

Instructions

  1. Put the rhubarb, strawberries, water, sugar, and stevia in a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat to boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for about 15 minutes or until the fruit is broken down and very soft and the mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine-meshed sieve to strain out the fruity chunks and retain the syrup. Put the syrup in the fridge (or freezer!) to cool.
  3. For each mojito: Put several mint leaves in the bottom of your cocktail glass and use the back of the spoon to crush and muddle it and release the flavors of the mint. Add ice to fill about 2/3 of the glass.
  4. Squeeze the lime in, releasing all the juice you can into the glass, then put the lime half in the glass to allow the oils from the skin to flavor your beverage. Add the rum, strawberry rhubarb syrup, then add club soda to taste.
  5. Garnish with a stick of rhubarb, a fresh strawberry and a fresh sprig of mint on top. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Total time does not include cooling or straining time for the syrup. If you want to make this cocktail skinnier, use more stevia and less sugar for the syrup.

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #rum #cocktail #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s Table, Simple Supper Tuesday, Treasure Box Tuesday, Tipsy Tuesday, Try a Bite Tuesday, Tuesday’s TableWine’d Down Wednesday, The Wednesday Roundup,  What to Do Weeekends, Weekend Potluck and Thursty Thursday.

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10 Responses

  1. This looks like the perfect summertime cocktail. Is it happy hour yet?!

    May 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    • Ann

      Yes it is! Cheers, Ashley!

      May 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm

  2. This looks like the perfect cocktail for poolside! I love the combination…I’ve never made a cocktail with rhubarb before! Looking forward to trying it!

    May 26, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    • Ann

      Rhubarb makes for an awesome cocktail … or mocktail! My daughter is reveling in Strawberry Rhubarb Italian Cream sodas this week!

      May 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

  3. I made strawberry mojitos this week also! I would love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

    May 27, 2015 at 5:32 am

    • Ann

      I saw your strawberry mojitos and thought we must be channeling each other, Pam! I will be over to link up. :)

      May 27, 2015 at 10:53 pm

  4. Wow this looks awesome!! My husband loves mojitos!! I bet he would drain this one! If you get the chance, stop by and link up with us for Thursty Thursday!! This is a great recipe! Cheers!! hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

    May 28, 2015 at 10:59 am

    • Ann

      Thanks for the sweet comment and the invite, Kristin! Love your cocktail recipe too :)

      May 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm

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  6. Holy macaroni this looks fantastic! I would love to be sitting on a boat in a lake with this drink in my hand!
    Thanks for sharing it on Try a Bite Tuesday Link party! Hope to see you next week!

    June 3, 2015 at 11:05 am