I had this drink at a popular chain restaurant and decided to try it at home. I have served it at a couple different gatherings now and it has always been given rave reviews. It's the perfect drink for a hot summer day!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of sugar onto a small, shallow plate. Run one of the lime quarters around the rim of each cocktail glass, then dip the glasses into the sugar to rim; set aside.

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  • Squeeze all of the lime quarters into a sturdy glass pitcher. Toss the juiced limes into the pitcher along with the mint, strawberries, and 1 cup of sugar. Crush the fruits together with a muddler to release the juices from the strawberries and the oil from the mint leaves. Stir in the rum and club soda until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into the sugared glasses over ice cubes to serve.

Nutrition Facts

187.4 calories; 0.4 g protein; 32.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (59)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
Excellent recipe...but I kinda took a left turn with the directions though. :) I made a simple syrup out of 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups lemon juice and 2 cups mashed strawberries - brought that to a boil, simmered for 3 minutes, removed from heat and strained through a cheesecloth and let cool. NOW...add 2 tbsp of the strawberry syrup to a glass, then add your mint and lime, muddle, add 1 shot of rum, top with Club Soda and ice cubes...and voila! Delish! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2009
Good ingredients just WAY too much sugar as written. If I make it again I will cut the sugar in half. Also I think it would be good to put the strawberries in a food processor so they aren't so chunky when drinking. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
Excellent recipe...but I kinda took a left turn with the directions though. :) I made a simple syrup out of 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups lemon juice and 2 cups mashed strawberries - brought that to a boil, simmered for 3 minutes, removed from heat and strained through a cheesecloth and let cool. NOW...add 2 tbsp of the strawberry syrup to a glass, then add your mint and lime, muddle, add 1 shot of rum, top with Club Soda and ice cubes...and voila! Delish! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
Delicious! I substituted lemon-lime soda for the club soda, and left out the sugar, and it turned out beautifully. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
This is a good recipe, but it definitely needs less sugar. I used half of sugar the recipe calls for, and it was enough. Thanks, very good cocktail. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
Very delicious and very much appreciated by friends at our backyard BBQ. I didn't measure out everything perfectly but used this recipe as a guide for the ratios I should pour. I put the ingredients directly into a glass pitcher. I ripped apart the mint leaves so they were big enough that people wouldn't swallow but not huge leaves floating around. I used lime juice instead of limes although I if I make again I'd prefer fresh limes. I also found that if I muddled the mint and sugar together first then added strawberries and mashed them into the sugar and mint that the flavor was best. On one batch I forgot to mash the strawberries I just threw them in with other ingredients and the loss of flavor was noticeable. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2009
Good ingredients just WAY too much sugar as written. If I make it again I will cut the sugar in half. Also I think it would be good to put the strawberries in a food processor so they aren't so chunky when drinking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
Delicious! I made this in the blender because I was pressed on time. It turned out fine but I do plan on making it again correctly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
This was awesome! I made these for a party and we all loved this. Based upon previous reviewers' comments I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and it was perfect not too sweet and just enough to allow the fruit and mint to macerate nicely to flavor the drink. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2009
This was very light and refreshing! especially for a summer day! we like cocktails but have been looking for a recipe that doesn't have too many calories or sugar. I substituted sugar for splenda and only put about 3 or 4 packets into the mixture and it still came out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
Mmmm muy perfecto! I put the strawberries through my juicer and used a bit less sugar than called for. Thanks Jolene!:) Read More
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