This strawberry gin mojito is a floral, fruity, fizzy take on your classic mojito. Also known as a ‘southside’ cocktail, this drink swaps rum for gin and soda water for champagne. A refreshingly light cocktail to whip up on a warm afternoon.
12 whole, fresh strawberries
A handful of fresh mint leaves
8 ounces gin (I like Hendricks)
4 ounces fresh lime juice
¼ cup simple syrup (optional)
3 cups champagne (750 ml bottle) or soda water
- In a large pitcher muddle together strawberries, mint leaves, and gin. Muddle together until most of the strawberries are crushed and their juices are released.
- Add in the lime juice, simple syrup to taste, and champagne or soda water.
- Stir the batch gently together. Fill 4 tall glasses with crushed ice. Pour the mixture evenly into each glass and garnish with mint and lime wedges.
To make simple syrup: combine 1 cup water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan on low heat until all the sugar has dissolved and is clear. Cool and keep in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Keywords: gin, champagne, cocktail