The first year we lived in Morocco I remember when February rolled around and the market was flooded with strawberries. I thought it was some sort of freak accident that farmers ended up with that fruit at that time and needed to get rid of it. Strawberries were always a summer fruit where I was from.
But, I learned this was not in fact an error but the first strawberry season (Morocco has two). Every February I look forward to these berries and there’s really nothing better than pairing them with a fresh mojito mocktail on a rooftop somewhere with good friends.
When we first moved here it was not easy to find anything like a mocktail but now alcohol free cocktails are on most menus so we’re not left out. Many Moroccan drinks aren’t really served cold so they become more Moroccan-inspired than authentic.
This is great for any type of gathering and for adults or kids. Plus, they’re really easy to make.
- 5 medium strawberries, cut, stems removed
- 4 large mint leaves, chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp of cane sugar
- 1 1⁄4 cup of club soda
- 300ml crushed ice
- Lime slices
In a blender, combine the strawberries, mint leaves, sugar and lime juice.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the mix into a large glass.
Fill half of the glass with crushed ice and then add the club soda.
Stir everything together.
Garnish with a whole strawberry and lime slices.
Need to prepare in advance?
Blend the ingredients and store the mix in the fridge.
Add the ice and club soda when ready to serve.