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Greetings from Ohio! I’m currently visiting my home state, hanging out with family and friends in my various former hometowns of Ohio. Man, I love Ohio in the summer. It’s so green and warm here. The farmers markets are full of local produce and the sun is actually shining (well, sometimes). My parents held a BBQ on Saturday and my aunt brought fresh strawberries from White House Fruit Farms (post coming!). My mom, sister, and I mixed Strawberry Basil Mojitos from the leftover macerated strawberries and fresh basil growing in the backyard.

This refreshing cocktail is perfect for warm summer nights (and using up all those fresh strawberries from the farmers market). Use fresh strawberries and basil for best results.

Strawberry Basil Mojitos


1/4 cup macerated strawberries (see note below)

3 fresh basil leaves

1 shot white rum

1 shot Rose’s lime juice

Soda water

How to Make Strawberry Basil Mojitos

Muddle strawberries and fresh basil leaves together. Add rum and lime juice. Fill glass with ice, add soda water and stir.

To make macerated strawberries: Clean, hull, and slice strawberries. Put in a large bowl, add 1/4 cup sugar, and stir. Let stand for 30 minutes while the strawberries release their juices.

Strawberry Basil Mojitos

Irish Shot Glass

Um PS, how adorable is this vintage shot glass from my grandma’s house?

Gibson dog gif

Bonus gif of my parents’ dog, Gibby!

If you’re looking for other yummy summer cocktails, check out my posts on The Coco Mojito and Blood Orange Old Fashioneds.

What’s your favorite summertime cocktail?



Blog Link-Up

I’ve recently been getting into doing blog link-ups! Blog link-ups are a great way to build your traffic and find out about new bloggers. Let’s all make some new friends, shall we?

I’m keeping the rules pretty simple:

  1. Follow me (either via Bloglovin, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest)
  2. Submit a link to a blog post, not your entire blog
  3. Link back to this post on your blog
  4. Click on some other links and check out other blogs!
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I can’t wait to see what everyone been up to! NOW LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

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32 Responses

  1. I love mojitos! Such a great and refreshing drink, I’ll have to try this out =o) Pinning it for later =o)

  2. Perfect summer drink! It’s pretty too! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  3. that looks refreshing!!! Love it!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  4. such a pretty drink! thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  5. These sound great! I’m very allergic to strawberries, but I’m sure I could adapt this & use a different fruit. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • Colleen

      I think this would be good with any berry, or perhaps peaches also!

  6. Awww Gibby is the cutest! Love that GIF and I love your Grandmothers shot glass. That is a keeper for sure. Also loving this recipe, I’m a lover of the original mojito so I wouldn’t mind giving this a go


  7. So much deliciousness!! Thanks for sharing this fab recipe, lovely. Couldn’t be more summer perfect. Now just need this weather of ours to improve!!
    xox Nadia

  8. This looks nice and refreshing for the summer! Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!



  9. Omg this sounds super delicious! I love strawberries, fresh basil and mojitos, so I cannot wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  10. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing this recipe!:)


  11. What a great recipe…just in time for the 4th!

  12. Love this, they look so goood and really easy?! Have to give them a go!


  13. omg your blog is beautiful! I love this post !



  14. Girl!!! This looks so yummy! I am going to have to make this at home 😀

    Have a great day!


  15. aelinart

    great recipe thanks, I will try it next weekend 🙂 we have BBQ

  16. Thanks for the recipe, Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)


  17. Awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

    Adi xx

  18. That looks good…will try for next BBQ or get-together with my friends. Thanks!

  19. Looks delicious! Love the strawberry basil. I will try this!
    xo Yvonne

  20. Will totally try it out! x

    Have a nice weekend,

  21. Gibby is adorable! This strawberry basil mojito sounds pretty refreshing!


    Tamara –

  22. Yummy! This sounds super tasty!


  23. Yum! Sounds like a perfect summer drink.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  24. These sound great !! perfect for summer

  25. These look delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe!
    Thanks for sharing
    Julia xx

  26. The strawberry mojitos look very tempting!


  27. WOW this drink so yummy and refreshing. Will need to try out soon.
    Thanks for linkup up to #UntamedStyle, hope to see you next week!

  28. Mojitos are my go-to summer drink! These look amazing!


  29. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Richel Goes Places

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