Mocktails are having a very big moment. So, be on trend with our fabulous Virgin Strawberry Mojito — it’s the perfect sip on a warm summer’s day. Let’s unpack how to make a Strawberry Mojito mocktail that tastes just like the original, so no one misses the rum!
Make Our Summer Ready Virgin Strawberry Mojito
PREP TIME 5 min
Add depth of flavor with a splash of your favorite kombucha
Be extra and simmer mint leaves and a little lime juice in your syrup briefly for a punchy flavor
Be mocktail ready and muddle strawberries, mint and lime and freeze in ice cube trays
Crush the strawberry and lime juice to a jug or mason jar.
Add mint and syrup. Muddle briefly until fragrant.
Pour into a highball glass with a handful of ice.
Stir briefly to chill and top up with club soda.
Garnish with a slice of lime.
How to make a Strawberry Mojito mocktail
The Virgin Strawberry Mojito doesn’t differ too much from the regular alcoholic version except for the omission of white rum. Using rum typically gives this cocktail the thick viscosity and texture, as well as the ABV (alcohol by volume) warmth. To make a Strawberry Mojito mocktail taste just the same, you’ll need perfectly ripe sweet strawberries, in-season if possible, fresh mint, zesty lime juice, simple syrup for the all-important texture and viscosity, and club soda to finish.
Make this easy Strawberry Mojito mocktail in a large glass or mason jar and use a muddler (or rolling pin) to muddle and mash the chopped berries with lime. Serve in a highball glass with a handful of ice and enjoy the refreshingly fruity flavors. Easy peasy!
How to muddle strawberries for this Virgin Strawberry Mojito
Muddling is all about extracting the juices from fruit and herbs. The two need to be treated slightly differently:
- Muddling fruit: the best way to muddle fruit is to cut and de-stem them first before adding to the glass or pitcher with your lime. Crush them with a muddler until smashed enough not to block a straw
- Muddling herbs: this requires a delicate touch to release their aromatic oils. Don’t be too harsh or it could leave you with a bitter drink. Muddle your berries firmly first, before adding the mint gently
Quick tips for making your perfect Strawberry Mojito mocktail
Here are some pro tips to make the ultimate non-alcoholic Strawberry Mojito:
- To up the tangy citrus, use lime-flavored seltzer
- If you need a low or no sugar version, make a monk fruit syrup
- Add unsweetened kombucha for acidity, depth of flavor and more fizz
Put a spin on your virgin Strawberry Mojito:
- To boost the berry flavors, add raspberries and blackberries to the mix too
- Add sliced red chili for a spicy twist
- Swap the mint with basil as strawberry and basil are a perfect match
- For a tropical twist, stir in a splash of coconut milk
Making a virgin Strawberry Mojito ahead of time
Here’s how to make a Strawberry Mojito mocktail for a crowd to stay ahead of the game:
Prep in advance: Up your quantities and mix up your Virgin Strawberry Mojito in a pitcher omitting the club soda for now. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and add the soda when serving.
Effortless entertaining: For large batches, mix your strawberry, mint and lime muddle and freeze into ice cube trays. When frozen, pop them out and store in Ziploc bags for up to 3 months. Just thaw and add soda when the urge strikes!