Here’s what we made for National Rum Day, August 16th (photo #1)—not just delicious, but good-looking, too. Minty, light and refreshing, it’s a great summer drink. The edible flowers are an especially summery touch. Thanks to Rocket Farms for the recipe.
You can turn the cocktail into a mocktail with club soda (especially lime flavor club soda) or Sprite.
If you don’t want to use edible flowers, substitute julienned mint leaves.
If you don’t want to use the edible flowers, substitute a julienne of mint leaves and eliminate the mint leaf garnish.
Ingredients For 1 Drink
1. WASH and slice the strawberries, wash and pat dry the mint leaves.
2. MUDDLE the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, reserving one or two for garnish.
3. COMBINE the lime juice, simple syrup and rum in a chilled shaker with ice, and shake to combine. Strain into a glass over fresh ice. Stir in the strawberries and flowers or julienned mint leaves.
4. GARNISH with a the lime wedge and additional mint leaf or two.