Instead of making a simple syrup, I used some agave nectar I had. And I decided to muddle in some strawberries at the last second, too. They were just a little past the turn and I knew no one in my house was going to want to eat them. So why not drink them, right? Also, I didn't have any seltzer so I used ginger ale. Which was delicious, mostly because I love ginger ale and am not a fan of seltzer.
I'll keep this drink at the ready this summer. I'm certain it'll be a crowd pleaser.
Strawberry Ginger Mojito
adapted from White On Rice Couple
1.5 oz agave nectar
3 fresh strawberries, diced
4 mint sprigs
1 lime, juiced
2 oz light rum
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the nectar, strawberries and mint leaves with a spoon or muddler. Crush the berries and mint well.
Add the lime juice and rum. Put the top on the shaker and shake well. Pour into a glass filled with ice cubes and top off with ginger ale.