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Strawberry Mojito Slushies

Strawberry Mojito Slushies from thelittlekitchen.net

I had some extra strawberries and since I love love mojitos, I had to try to make strawberry mojitos yesterday but what better way to beat the heat than to make them into slushies. If you own a blender like I do, we both need to make more frozen drinks! Right?

What did you do for July 4th? We were absolutely boring and made chicken pot pies. That makes no sense right? And we watched our neighbors do fireworks on their driveway. We totally do this every year but this year, we have some great outdoor furniture to enjoy them on. I can’t wait to share with you what we got from World Market!

Other things I’m absolutely loving right now are: blueberries!! And guacamole. Seriously, Curtis keeps asking me to make tacos. every. week. He could eat crunchy ground beef tacos every other day. And I have to make guacamole with them. I’m so excited that California Avocados are in season…Florida ones don’t cut it and CA ones are just the besttt. So that means, Curtis will get more tacos and guac coming up…but don’t tell him that I’m okay with having the same thing over and over again. I like to continue to give him a hard time or maybe make him think that I’m doing him a favor? Haha

Strawberry Mojito Slushies from thelittlekitchen.net

And these babies, I really really want to take up canning because I love strawberry jam so much.

Strawberry Mojito Slushies from thelittlekitchen.net

Excuse me while I go out to go buy more strawberries so I can keep making these fun things!

Do you have any strawberry recipe favorites? Please share, especially if you have a link!

PS, check out my friend Aggie’s wonderful strawberry pinterest board if you’re looking for more ideas.

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Strawberry Mojito Slushies Recipe

Yield: 3 8-ounce drinks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups chopped strawberries (stems removed, about 1 pound)
about 3 Tablespoons simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, directions on how to prepare below)
10 fresh mint leaves
1/4 to 1/3 cup citrus rum (optional)
3 1/2 to 4 cups ice

Directions:

Add strawberries, simple syrup, rum and ice to a blender and pulse until blended and ice is crushed. Pour into three 8 ounce glasses and serve with straws and garnish with mint.

How to make simple syrup:

It's really easy, just mix equal parts granulated sugar and water in a medium saucepan or pot and bring to a boil. Mix until the sugar has dissolved and then remove from heat. Add 5 to 8 mint leaves and allow to cool completely. The stronger the mint flavor you want in your mojitos, the longer you should infuse the mint leaves. It should only take a few minutes to make simple syrup! You'll have extra so you can store this in the fridge for a few days.

from The Little Kitchen, mint-infused simple syrup from Katie's Cucina


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35 Responses to “Strawberry Mojito Slushies”

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — July 5, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love all that fresh fruit flavor in my cocktails. Pinned!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 5, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    These look so refreshing, gorgeous color!

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    Cat Davis — July 5, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a mojito before but it sounds really good with the strawberry.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 5, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    This just screams summertime, parties, friends, being outside…love it, Julie! Pinned!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — July 5, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    So I hardly drink ever, but the one drink I will always partake in are mojitos. They are SO GOOD! And this sounds even better. Love it!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 5, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    What a fun drink for hot summer days! Being a huge fan of strawberries, I know this is going to be great! Pinning!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 5, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Oh yes! I have a ton of strawberries in my fridge too! And it’s Friday so no better excuse than to drown myself in this :)

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    Dianna — July 5, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    I posted Strawberry-Lime mojitos last week {and I even tried to healthi-fy them by making simple syrup with honey instead of sugar since I”ve been trying to cut excess sugar out of my diet}! Mine weren’t frozen, but these look like such a refreshing thing to sip on in the summer. Gorgeous! Here’s a recipe for a savory way to use up those perfect berries — Strawberry Quinoa Salad: http://www.thekitchenprepblog.com/2013/05/coming-clean-strawberry-quinoa-salad.html

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    Jaclyn — July 5, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    Beautiful photos!

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    Karen Deily Tannenbaum — July 5, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    I love mojitos…these look so refreshing and healthy! Lots of vitamin C. Citrus rum…I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing. I am with Curtis on the tacos….always a yes in my book.

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    Marcie — July 5, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    These look so refreshing and delicious. I’ve never had a blended mojito, but that needs to change!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — July 5, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    I also love love mojitos. . yum! These look great and hey, nothing boring about chicken pot pies. . yum!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — July 5, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    I fully believe every adult beverage should be made into slushy form. These are gorgeous Julie!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 5, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    A good mojito is my absolute favorite drink! This is such a fun take on the original :)

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — July 5, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    Ha, I love that you made chicken pot pies for the 4th! These slushies look SO good! I love a good frozen mojito!

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    Nessa — July 5, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    Sounds great!

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    Jen M O — July 5, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    It is strawberry season here in Maine and I think these slushies would be great to make. I did make up some Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pies http://www.sweet-morris.blogspot.com/2013/07/strawberry-shortcake-whoppie-pies.html.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — July 5, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    These slushies look unreal!!

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    Tieghan — July 5, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    SO pretty!! I must make a virgin version. Love these!

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    Suzanne — July 5, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    I love strawberry mojitos, but never though to turn them into a slushie! You should look into making freezer jam – much easier than canning!

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    Jennifer @ Mom Spotted — July 5, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

    Yum! I love mojitos and this year I have chocolate mint in my garden!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 6, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I can’t even tell you how much I need this right now! Come to mama!

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    Aggie — July 6, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Ahh! These look so good especially with all this heat! I can’t wait for my next mojito – might have to be a strawberry one when FL strawberries kick back into season :)

    And I’ve been obsessed with blueberries lately.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — July 7, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    SO pretty Julie!! Hope you had a great holiday weekend

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    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — July 7, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Sooooo I LOVE strawberries, and I LOVE mojitos – this is MY drink!! :)

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    Terri C — July 7, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    This looks wonderful ! Will have to try :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — July 8, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    These are so pretty! I love the idea of a mojito as a slushie – super fun for summer!

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    Christine Schettig — July 8, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    What I love most about Strawberry season, is my granddaughters 2.5 & 7 yo – are strawberry picking angels!!! This Nana gets to share the joy of creating something from something they picked with their own to hands. So far we’ve nailed strawberry smoothies and of course, my own grandmothers strawberry jam canning recipe! Gotta love traditions!

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    Laura — July 8, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    I love strawberries! My best friend and I recently started a food blog and kicked it off with lots of strawberry recipes. The Roasted Strawberry Muffins were AMAZING! http://www.thetableblog.com/2013/06/when-life-gives-you-strawberries-part-2-roasted-strawberry-muffins/

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    katie — July 9, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Yum! We are big mojito fans in our home… love the idea of making slushies! Perfect way to cool off during the dog-days of summer!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — July 9, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    With the weather making me melt right now, this is just what I need! Thanks!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 10, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Mojitos make me so happy. Just saying them puts a smile on my face. Drinking them makes me jump for joy!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 14, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    We didn’t do anything for July 4th! It was my first day of work after 5 or 6 weeks of vacation. So that was kind of silly.

    And loooove these mojitos! So pretty and fresh and perfect for summer.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 18, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    Oh yum! This drink is so perfect for the summer time :) I Love strawberries!

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