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Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails

Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails are such a refreshing drink! This is a fruity cocktail lovers dream. Not too sweet, not too heavy. It is similar to a mojito, but with the fresh tart sweetness of strawberry. Perfect for Saturday afternoon sippin’.

Light and refreshingly sweet with tart strawberries and a hint of mint, these Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails are the perfect drink for the summer.  #rumcocktails #strawberrycocktails

Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails

One of my favorite part about these cocktails is you get to control the sweetness and alcohol content of each drink. Like them fruity? Add more of the homemade strawberry puree. Like them boozy? Add some extra rum. Want more sweetness? You know the drill.

I love my rum drinks lightly sweet. Cold and fizzy is the way to go for this girl.

A bowl of fresh, red strawberries

Ingredients for Rum Cocktails:

  • Strawberries
  • White granulated sugar
  • Water
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon
  • Bacardi Silver Rum (or other)
  • Club Soda
  • Ice

Even though you mix these drinks one at a time, we are going to show how to make a homemade strawberry mint syrup for a whole batch. Because once you have one of these adult beverages, you’ll certainly want another.

Please enjoy responsibly.

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How to Make Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails:

  1. First, puree sliced strawberries with a little water using a blender or handheld immersion blender.
  2. Next, pour strawberry puree into a small sauce pan. Add 3 tablespoons of water, sugar, lemon juice and heat over medium heat. Stir well to combine.
  3. Then, gently mash and bruise the mint leaves to release their flavor. Stir into the strawberry mixture, reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Next, strain the strawberry mint mixture and discard the solids. Let syrup cool.
  5. For each drink, fill an 8 ounce glass with crushed ice and one lemon wedge. Over the ice, spoon 2 to 4 tablespoons of the strawberry mint syrup, depending on how sweet you want it. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Bacardi over the strawberry and ice. Fill to the top with carbonated water or club soda.
  6. Stir gently, and serve with a mint sprig. Enjoy!

You could certainly skip the simmering step, but this is what brings out all of the minty flavor and melds it with the fresh strawberries to create a delicious cocktail.

TIP: If you have a crowd coming over, you can make a double or triple batch of the strawberry mint base ahead of time. Just keep it covered and in the fridge until time to serve.

Made with fresh strawberries, sugar, lemon, and mint and mixed with club soda and light rum, this refresing strawberry cocktail will be a hit at your next party!  

#rumcocktails #strawberrycocktails

Need more cocktail ideas? Enjoy these:

Blackberry Mojitos

Ruby Rosemary Prosecco Cocktails

Red Wine Sangria

Love, love, love this cocktail recipe. You can have so much fun with this basic idea and mix it up to suit your mood.

Swap out the mint for basil for a fun twist. Or, how about using peaches and mint instead of strawberries. The possibilities with the fruit and herb combinations are almost endless.

Made with fresh strawberries, sugar, lemon, and mint and mixed with club soda and light rum, this refresing strawberry cocktail will be a hit at your next party!  

#rumcocktails #strawberrycocktails
Made with fresh strawberries, sugar, lemon, and mint and mixed with club soda and light rum, this refresing strawberry cocktail will be a hit at your next party! #rumcocktails #strawberrycocktails
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Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails

Made with fresh strawberries, sugar, lemon, and mint and mixed with club soda and light rum, these refreshing Strawberry Mint Rum Cocktails will be a hit at your next party!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword rum cocktails
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Cocktails (approx)
Calories 219kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries washed and sliced
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 5 TB water divided
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Mint sprigs for garnish
  • 12 ounces Bacardi Silver Rum
  • 24 ounces club soda chilled
  • crushed ice

Instructions

  • In a blender puree sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Pour strawberry puree into a small sauce pan. Add 3 tablespoons of water, sugar, juice of one lemon and heat over medium heat. Stir well to combine.
  • Gently mash and bruise the mint leaves to release their flavor. Stir into the strawberry mixture, reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Strain the strawberry mint mixture and discard the solids. Let syrup cool.
  • For each drink, fill an 8 ounce glass with crushed ice and one lemon wedge. Over the ice, spoon 2 to 4 tablespoons of the strawberry mint syrup, depending on how sweet you want it. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Bacardi over the strawberry and ice. Fill to the top with carbonated water or club soda.
  • Stir gently, and serve with a mint sprig and lemon slices if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Due to the wide variations in hand mixing, the nutritional information for this cocktail is APPROXIMATE.
You can substitute stevia for the sugar if you wish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 42.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Comments

  1. Vera says

    Excellent cocktail! I increased the amount of mint to 3/4 cup and used lime instead of lemon (both personal preferences). I used 3 tablespoons of the syrup per cocktail and was able to get 8 drinks from it. Can’t wait to make it again.

    • Teri says

      I love mint also! The more the better, in my book. Thank you for trying the recipe and taking the time to leave us such a kind message. Cheers!!

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