Strawberry Jalapeno Mojito

A spicy twist on a classic mojito recipe, this strawberry jalapeno mojito is the perfect craft cocktail for a warm summer day.

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If you love all things spicy – and if you love craft cocktails – then let us introduce you to your new obsession: this strawberry jalapeno mojito. It’s sweet, it’s spicy, and it has the signature refreshing mint flavor of a classic mojito. Bubbly and refreshing, this cocktail is perfect for a warm spring or summer day!

Whip up a batch of these spicy strawberry mojitos for a garden party and impress all your friends with your cocktail prowess. Or, simply make one for yourself to sip on while you sit on the patio and soak up the sun.

Two strawberry jalapeno mojitos garnished with mint sprigs

Strawberry Jalapeno Mojito Ingredients

A traditional mojito is made with white rum, mint, lime, simple syrup, and club soda. We took the foundation of a true mojito and simply added strawberries and jalapeno to create this sweet and spicy riff on the cocktail!

Here’s what you’ll need to make our strawberry jalapeno mojito recipe:

  • Strawberries
  • Lime
  • Mint leaves
  • White rum
  • Simple syrup
  • Jalapeno
  • Club soda

Make sure you have the freshest strawberries and mint for this cocktail. These two flavors are the most pronounced, so you’ll taste a difference if the ingredients aren’t the best. We love to grab a big bundle of fresh mint leaves from the farmer’s market and use them for cocktails and tea!

You can use store-bought simple syrup, or you can easily make your own at home. We like to make our own with a ratio of 1 part sugar to 1 part water. Simply heat the water up on the stove, stir in the sugar until it’s fully dissolved, and then let the mixture cool down before using it in cocktails. You can store it in the fridge for at least a few months, too, so don’t be afraid to make a big batch!

How To Make A Strawberry Jalapeno Mojito

While it’s easy to make our strawberry jalapeno mojito, you will need a few useful bar tools:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Bar spoon

We have this awesome 11-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set from Mixology and Craft that includes everything you need (and more!). Get yourself a set if you don’t already have these tools in your kitchen, and if you plan on making cocktails at home!

Here’s how to make our strawberry jalapeno mojito recipe:

  1. First, wash and prepare the strawberries, jalapenos, and mint. Remove and discard the tops of the strawberries, then slice them in half. Slice the jalapeno into small disks (leave the seeds in if you want your cocktail to be extra spicy!). De-stem some of the mint leaves, while leaving a few sprigs intact for garnish.
  2. Next, add the strawberries and lime juice to a shaker and muddle until you’ve formed a nice pulp.
  3. Then, add the mint leaves, white rum, simple syrup, and jalapenos to the shaker, and shake well – without ice. You want to be gentle with the fresh mint leaves so as not to bruise them, which can impart a bitter flavor. Shaking without ice allows you to properly agitate the ingredients before chilling the drink.
  4. Now, add ice to the shaker and shake very briefly to chill the cocktail.
  5. Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top with club soda, garnish with a fresh mint sprig and serve with a straw.

When adding the club soda to the drink, we recommend using the bar spoon trick to get the club soda to the bottom of the glass. A traditional bar spoon is designed with a twisted handle; this allows for easy layering of drinks, as liquid hugs the handle while being poured. All you have to do is turn the bar spoon upside down, stick it into the glass (all the way to the bottom), and pour the club soda slowly down the handle. The design of the spoon does the rest!

This technique allows for minimal loss of carbonation and lifts the more flavorful cocktail ingredients higher in the glass, so that you get the perfect sip right away. It’s also a neat party trick 🙂

Note that the fresh mint garnish is absolutely crucial to making the perfect mojito! You want to nestle this close to the straw, so that when you go to drink your mojito the smell of fresh mint hits your nose right away. Without it, you may find your mojito isn’t quite minty enough – because a lot of the flavor in this cocktail actually comes from what you smell!

And just like that, we have a light and refreshing cocktail perfect for a warm summer day. Cheers!

Two strawberry jalapeno mojitos garnished with mint sprigs

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Strawberry Jalapeno Mojito

A spicy twist on a classic mojito recipe, this strawberry jalapeno mojito is the perfect craft cocktail for a warm summer day.
Servings 2 drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • 4 large strawberries
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 4 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1 fluid ounces simple syrup
  • 1 small jalapeno sliced into wheels
  • club soda
  • 2 mint sprigs for garnish


  • Remove and discard the tops of the strawberries, then slice the strawberries in half. Add them to the bottom half of the shaker with the lime juice and muddle until you've formed a nice pulp.
  • Add the mint leaves, white rum, simple syrup, and jalapeno slices to the shaker. Shake to combine, without ice – you want to agitate the ingredients without bruising the mint leaves.
  • Now, add a few large ice cubes to the shaker, then shake briefly until chilled.
  • Fill two Collins glasses with ice. Strain mojitos into each glass, then top off with club soda using the bar spoon trick (see notes section).
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and serve with a straw.


Bar spoon trick: To add the club soda to this cocktail, use a bar spoon to force the liquid down to the bottom of the glass. Place the bar spoon upside down in the glass (all the way to the bottom), then gently pour the club soda over the twisted handle so it funnels down into the drink. This balances out the carbonation throughout the drink, rather than letting all the bubbles sit at the top!
Serving: Mojitos are best enjoyed with a straw – these metal ones are our favorite for sipping on cocktails! Nestle the mint garnish right next to the straw so that the scent hits your nose just as you take a sip. This is actually where most mojitos get most of their minty flavor from!
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Author: Alex
Calories: 201kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, jalapeno, mojito, muddler, shaker, spring, strawberry, summer


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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