alcoholic,  fruity

Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojito

Pop! Fizz! Clink! Music to my ears.

If that isn’t already your summer anthem, it will be once you make these insanely refreshing Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojitos. This mojito recipe varies from a typical mojito because you are subbing sparkling rosé in place of club soda. Just thinking about this cocktail’s effervescence makes me a bit loopy. You will lose your mind over its deliciousness!

The key is choosing bubbly rosé for this recipe. Typically, club soda adds the zip to a mojito. So if you are replacing the club soda with rosé, you’ll want to grab the zippy one. Choose carefully: some rosés are still, some are semi-sparkling, and some are sparkling. They also have a range of sweetness, so select one that suits your palate. My strawberries were super juicy + sweet, so I used a semi-dry rosé. If you choose a sweet wine, you may decide to opt out of the teaspoon of sugar. Taste your fruit, then taste your wine. Then decide on the amount of sugar you want to add.

I whipped up several pitchers a pitcher of these Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojitos for a retirement gathering at 5PM on the last day of school. Our Mother of Dragons was calling it quits after 34 years. What better way to celebrate than with Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojitos!

One gal in our group is hosting a wedding shower next week. I shared this recipe with her because these Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojitos scream happiness and conviviality (and will make everyone forget this summer heat). I also shared this recipe with someone who wanted everything at her 4th of July gathering to be red + white + blue. When you see how vibrant this red is, you will know how excited I was to share!

These  Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojitos are perfect for celebrating impending nuptials, births, weekends, or life in general—whenever or whyever you need bubbles o’ jubilation. Grab your sweetie or some friends today to celebrate life together!

Cheers!

XXOO  AB

If you try this Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojito, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and tag #nakedepicurean on Instagram so we can celebrate together!

Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojito (for 2)

INGREDIENTS 
  • 2+ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 rounded teaspoons superfine sugar or 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 8 large fresh mint leaves (for drink and for garnish)
  • 8 plump + ripe medium-sized strawberries, quartered (reserve 2 for garnish) 
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 4 ounces rosé 

INSTRUCTIONS

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, stir together lime juice + sugar until sugar dissolves. Add 6 mint leaves + the 6 sliced strawberries; muddle them into the lime juice. Add a little ice and rum; shake for 15-20 seconds or until shaker becomes frosty. Pour into two glasses of ice. Top with rosé; swirl, and garnish with mint.

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