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How to make the perfect strawberry mojito

Recipe: Mucho's fresas mojito
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

There are many ways to enjoy all the strawberries just coming into season. One of our favorites happens to be a cocktail.

Mucho Ultima Restaurant in Manhattan Beach may have closed, but you can still enjoy its refreshing mojito. The recipe combines just a few simple ingredients, pairing sweet strawberries with the classic jolt of fresh lime and fragrant mint. Add a little rum and soda water, and you’re set.

MUCHO’S FRESAS MOJITO

Total time: 8 minutes | Makes 1 cocktail

Note: Adapted from Mucho Ultima Mexicana Restaurant in Manhattan Beach. Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves to form a syrup.

3 to 4 lime wedges, to taste
1 to 2 strawberries, to taste
10 mint leaves
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces light rum, preferably Bacardi Superior
Soda water

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime wedges, strawberries, mint leaves and simple syrup. Add the rum and shake with ice. Pour into a glass and top with soda water. Serve immediately.

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Each cocktail: 166 calories; 1 gram protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 14 grams sugar; 8 mg sodium.

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