My cousin "beauty" made this fantastic drink for us during Christmas dinner one year. Beauty was infatuated with the raw food movement. She cooked and talked endlessly about her new diet and how great the food tasted.
Her raw strawberry mojito is my favorite of the bunch. Of course it helped that the drink was boozy, sweet and fresh. Mint grows like weed in my garden and whenever company is over (or when I am watching a chick flick) I make this drink. So easy and I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry.
Of course. It is not necessary to use raw sake in the drink, honestly, any sake type will still be lip-smacking good. The mojito is delicious raw or "unraw" (it that even a word?)
Strawberry Sake Mojito
6 oz chilled raw unfiltered Sake
4 slices of *macerated strawberries
4-6 mint leaves
2 oz club soda
2 teaspoon of raw agave nectar
Half of a lime
Couple cubes of ice
Slices of macerated strawberries and mint leaves to garnish
Put strawberries, agave nectar, and mint in a glass and mash well with fork. Pour in sake and squeeze in lime, add ice and stir, top off the glass with club soda. Garnish with strawberries and mint.
*I use macerated strawberries because I usually make this drink when I have leftovers in the refrigerator. May substitute with fresh strawberries.
I really don't take out the measuring spoons when I am making the mojito. I take any glass available, mash up a few strawberry slices and mint leaves, and drizzle in the agave nectar. Then pour the glass 75% full of sake, throw in the lime juice, ice cubes and fill the glass to the top with club soda.
Now I only wish I have a deck so I can watch the sunset while sipping on a strawberry mojito.