Sparkling Strawberry Mojito

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Hallie Burton
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Brooke Deonarine
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Kelly Kubala

Serves 1

Cocktail Ingredients

  • 4 fresh strawberries, plus additional for serving
  • 20 mint leaves, plus additional for serving
  • ½ oz rosewater simple syrup
  • 2 ½ oz white rum (Plantation 3 Stars)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz sparkling rosé (Crémant d'Alsace Brut, Nature Rosé 2017)

**Rosewater Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tsp rosewater

Leap into spring with this Sparkling Strawberry Mojito. This sweet and herbaceous cocktail is sure to have you refreshed to enjoy those beloved spring days. First in this cocktail, you will find mouthwatering notes of strawberry and mint muddled together to release delicious flavors to be infused into the cocktail. You will then find a background flavor of rosewater that further complements the strawberry and mint and will sing together on your palate. Traditionally, soda water is utilized to top off a mojito. In this variation, sparkling rosé is used instead to create an additional spring-inspired depth of flavor that you are sure to love− best enjoyed lounging with friends and loved ones on a relaxing spring day!

Cocktail Instructions

Step 1
Combine strawberries, mint, and rosewater simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, gently massage strawberries and mint to release the fresh berry flavors and the oils in the mint leaves, about 1 minute.

Step 2
Fill shaker with ice. Pour rum and lime juice over the ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is extremely cold and begins to frost, about 20 seconds. Fill a rocks glass with ice and double-strain the cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer and a fine mesh strainer into the prepared glass. Top with sparkling rosé.

Step 3
Garnish with additional mint leaves and sliced/diced strawberries as desired. Cheers!

**Rosewater Simple Syrup Instructions

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in rosewater. Cool completely and refrigerate until ready to use.

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