Strawberry Nectarine Mojito
Strawberry Nectarine Mojito – simple, sweet and delicious cocktail just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Hi my friends, Happy Thursday!
It is this time of the year – chocolates everywhere, red and pink decorations and red velvet desserts. Love is definitely in the air.
I’ve never felt the need to celebrate this holiday, because I think that if you are in a happy relationship, every day should feel like Valentine’s Day! Of course this is just my opinion and you don’t need to agree with it.
We still have no plans for February 14, but I might be baking a flourless chocolate cake on Sunday.
If you are looking for Valentine’s Day dessert ideas, I’ll be linking some recipes at the end of the post.
Now about this Strawberry Nectarine Mojito. It is bubbly and refreshing, packed with sweet strawberries and white flesh nectarines. I don’t know why, but I’m even more obsessed with fresh fruit in the winter than in the warmer months.
I’ll be honest, I made this cocktail for myself and some guests we had last week. My “Valentine” isn’t into cocktails like me, he prefers beer or scotch.
You can definitely skip the alcohol and serve this drink like a virgin mojito. It still tastes great!
Strawberry Nectarine Mojito
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 2 limes + more for garnishing
- 1 large white flesh nectarine
- 6 large strawberries + more for garnishing
- 16 mint leaves + more for garnishing
- 4 oz white rum
- soda water
Slice nectarine and strawberries. Place in a bowl. Add juice from 2 limes, simple syrup and mint leaves. Muddle for 1-2 minutes, until juices are released from the fruit. Strain mixture and discard the flesh.
Fill 2 tall glasses with ice. Divide mixture between two glasses. Add 2 oz of rum to each glass. Add sliced strawberries and some mint leaves for garnishing. Top with soda water.
Garnish with nectarine slices. Serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 420, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 319mg, Carbohydrates: 78g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 70g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 270%, Vitamin C: 44.5%, Calcium: 39%, Iron: 3.8%
Valentine’s Day Recipes
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Whipped Coconut Cream
Light Strawberry Topped Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes
It’s nearly Friday, and that means that it is nearly cocktail time! Yay!
These are beautiful photographs Mira, as always!
I agree with you about Vaentine’s Day! I’m pretty indifferent about it, but I do love all of the red and pink goodies this time of year. This drink is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you used strawberries and necatarines. Sounds delicious! Pinned and can’t wait to try!
Mira! This cocktail is such a beauty. . . I just can’t take my eyes off of it. The colors alone are so sweet and romantic..I adore how you styled it. . .and the flavors. . .all of my favorites. Cheers sweetie!
Sweet and romantic is right…I love all your cocktails but this one speaks loudly to my heart! Love it, Mira! Have a great weekend, sweets!
I agree, if you love someone you shouldn’t wait till one day of the year to show it! The classic mojito got a total upgrade here, Mira!! Love love love the strawberry and nectarine! Perfect for thirsty thursday, because I can’t wait till Vday to make this beautiful cocktail! Pinned! Cheers!
This is a perfect Valentine’s Day drink. Of course I could also enjoy it anytime.
Mira I think you have the cocktail market cornered 🙂 You should work for a liquor company 🙂 I love how gorgeous your drinks always look!!! I would drink this all year round…just saying 🙂
Thank you so much Mila 🙂
Happy Thursday! 🙂 Is there anything better than a mojito for Valentine’s Day? Love the recipe – strawberries and nectarines sound delicious. 🙂 P.S. Great photos!
I saw this on FB so came to visit your blog. How pretty the drink is!!Beautiful photos too:D
Thank you so much! Can’t wait to check your blog out!
OMG THAT MOJITO LOOKS AMAZING!!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
You are the mojito queen! this looks so refreshing and delicious Mira!
What a beautiful cocktail, it reminds me of being on vacation somewhere nice and warm! I love mojitos! Cheers!
I agree with you! I don’t celebrate V-day too much. We may go out and have a nice weekend, but I always tell my husband not to get me anything. That being said, a cocktail like this is something I could certainly get behind! A nice, relaxing day, with a cool drink in my hand – sounds perfect!
I agree with you 🙂 No gifts needed for Valentine’s Day 🙂
It’s Valentine weekend! And this classic romantic mojito is all I need! So beautiful and so romantic.
This mojito is sooo stunning Mira! The photos are beautiful! Strawberry and nectarine is such a great combination. Pinned!
We are very low key for Valentine’s Day too and will be staying in with dinner and drinks. This mojito is gorgeous and would be perfect for the occasion. Have a great weekend, Mira! 🙂
YUM! These cocktails are the cutest! Also, I hear ya… Valentines Day doesn’t need to be a huge deal… that flourless chocolate cake sounds pretty perfect to me! YUM! 🙂
This looks like such a refreshing drink! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
The fresh fruit looks beautiful in this mojito! The flavor combinations are delicious, I’m sure. I would love to drink one of these. 🙂