Refreshing, delicious and a fantastic way to use strawberries! And just as delicious if made to be non-alcoholic.
¾ cup water
½ cup sugar
6 strawberries, muddled
6-8 mint leaves
2 lime, juiced
½ tablespoon lime zest
4 ounces light rum
Club soda, to taste
In a small pot, combine water and sugar. Bring to simmer until sugar is dissolved completely. Turn off the heat and add several mint leaves to steep. Let cool completely.
Divide the strawberries between two tall drinking glasses then muddle the strawberries with a fork and spoon (a muddler works best if you have one!) Pro tip: Muddle the strawberries in a large bowl with a potato masher then divide between the drinking glasses.
Zest the limes then juice and combine. Divide the lime juice, simple syrup, and rum equally between both glasses.
Add ice then top off with club soda to taste. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a strawberry on the rim of the glass. Serve and enjoy!