Alexandra Whitney

Journal

This showcases the most recent work from Alexandra Whitney.

Strawberry Mojito || Cocktail Series

Since I returned from college, I make an annual pilgrimage to the strawberry fields near by to pick your own. I would carry out big tupperware containers and pick until I couldn't carry them (and maybe eating my fill in the fields themselves). This year, the weather has been so cold the fields aren't open yet (at least the ones I normally go to), however, the grocery stores still sell them and I can't pass up a good sweet strawberry.

The key to a good mojito is the energy you put in the muddling. Finally at 30 I invested in good bar tools, but if you don't have a muddler you can use the back up a spoon. You break down the mint to get the oils out (and partly, at least for me, to fit through a straw. That might not be the proper reason, but it's a good reason for me).  So muddle away, get that amazing pulp and then pour in your liquor. That's a good summer cocktail. 

Strawberry Mojito

 
 
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 strawberries, hulled
  • 3-5 mint leaves
  • 3 oz selter

Muddle strawberries and mint in shaker. Then pour in lime juice, simple syrup and tequila. Stir. Mix in 3 oz of crushed ice and pour into a glass. Top with settlzer.