AS SEEN ON BT – Pitcher drinks are a fantastic way to greet friends and family on a summer day. This mojito-inspired recipe is infused with sweet, juicy Ontario strawberries and mint.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
4-1/2 cups (1.125 L) chopped Ontario Strawberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
6 tbsp (90 mL) fresh lime juice
1/2 cup (125 mL) firmly packed fresh Ontario Mint Leaves
3 cups (750 mL) chilled club soda
Ontario Mint Sprigs
Whole Ontario Strawberries
In blender, purée together chopped strawberries, maple syrup and lime juice; transfer to large container. In glass measuring cup, muddle mint leaves with handle of wooden spoon or muddler for several minutes, crushing to release its aroma; stir into strawberry mixture. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
Just before serving, add 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the club soda to strawberry mixture; strain through fine sieve into serving pitcher, discarding the pulp. Stir in remaining club soda. Place ice cubes into each glass; fill with strawberry mojito. Garnish with mint and strawberry.
Tip: To make strawberry and mint ice cubes, add one small strawberry and mint leaf to each ice cube compartment; fill with water and freeze.
PROTEIN: 1 gram
FAT: 0 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 28 grams
FIBRE: 2 grams
SODIUM: 0 mg