Q: Mucho Ultima Mexicana Restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Calif., makes the best strawberry mojito I have ever had. Can you please get the recipe from them so I can make and enjoy it at home? It’s the perfect drink.
A: Bright and lightly sweet, fresh strawberries are a perfect complement to the classic lime and mint in this mojito. Mucho Ultima changes its mojitos seasonally but was happy to share this recipe with us. Cheers!
MUCHO’S FRESAS MOJITO
Note: Adapted from Mucho Ultima Mexicana Restaurant. Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves to form a syrup.
- 3 to 4 lime wedges, to taste
- 1 to 2 strawberries, to taste
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces light rum, preferably Bacardi Superior
- Soda water
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime wedges, strawberries, mint leaves and simple syrup. Add the rum and shake with ice. Pour into a glass and top with soda water. Serve immediately. Makes 1.
Each cocktail: 166 calories; 1 gram protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 14 grams sugar; 8 milligrams sodium.