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Strawberry Virgin Mojitos ("Mini-Jitos")

A muddled (non-alcoholic) strawberry drink that's perfect for kids and grownups alike.

Course Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, drink, mint, mojito, muddled, nonalcoholic, strawberry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 small bunch mint leaves
  • 1 pint strawberries, pureed
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • additional crushed ice and water
  • extra strawberries for muddling and garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Chop four mint leaves, add to the syrup mixture, and set aside to cool.

  2. In a standard 60-ounce pitcher, combine the pureed strawberries, lime juice, and the sugar-mint syrup. Add enough crushed ice to the pitcher to make it about 3/4 full. Add water to fill the pitcher and continue stirring.

  3. Select four to six tall glasses for serving (we used tall jam jars; if you have small kids you might want to use tall plastic cups). In each glass, place two strawberries and two mint leaves. "Muddle" the strawberries by coarsely mashing them with a muddler or a pestle. Pour the crushed ice mixture into each glass. Garnish with strawberries and mint leaves; serve immediately.