Traditional mojitos get a twist in these refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos, using lemons instead of limes, fresh strawberries, and mint simple syrup. Or replace the rum with seltzer for a non-alcoholic summer spritzer!
To prepare simple syrup: Combine water and sugar in a small pot. Set pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves and then remove from heat. Add mint and allow to steep until syrup has cooled. Strain and discard mint leaves. (You will have leftover simple syrup after making mojitos...store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.)
To prepare mojitos: In a large pitcher or deep bowl, use a wooden spoon to crush and muddle lemon wedges, strawberries, and mint leaves. Add fresh lemon juice, (4 ounces) mint simple syrup, rum, seltzer, and 1 cup ice. Stir vigorously before pouring through a strainer into a clean pitcher. Divide mojito mixture between four glasses filled with crushed ice (or regular ice cubes). Garnish glasses if you wish.
Tweak ingredients as desired, adding more/less rum or more/less simple syrup, to taste.