May 23

Strawberry Crush Mocktail

in Drinks, Fruits & Vegetables, Fuji Happy Hour

Strawberry Crush Mocktail

I am looking forward to the upcoming long weekend.  I love Memorial Day because I love barbecues and eating out doors, both of which seem to go hand in hand with the holiday.   I think a holiday deserves a delicious drink to go with it, so I dreamed up a little mocktail to pair with the grilled steaks, potato salad, guacamole, and all the other goodies we’ll be eating come Monday.

Ingredients for Strawberry Crush Mocktail

Fresh strawberries and mint leaves are muddled together, then mixed with a bit of agave nectar, lime juice, blood orange Italian soda, and club soda.

Making strawberry crush mocktails

The finished mocktail is beautiful, light and refreshing, perfect for pairing with heavier dishes and warmer weather!

Refreshing Strawberry Crush Mocktail

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Strawberry Crush Mocktail

Makes 1 serving

2 strawberries, cut into slices
6 large mint leaves
Crushed ice (small cubed will work as well)
2 teaspoons agave nectar
Juice of 1/4 lime
2 ounces blood orange Italian soda (like San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa)
Club soda

Strawberry and whole mint leaves to garnish (optional)

1. Put the strawberries and mint leaves in a tall glass and muddle (thoroughly crush with a muddler, pestle, or back of a large spoon).

2. Fill the glass 2/3 of the way with crushed ice.

3. Add the agave nectar and lime juice and stir. Add the blood orange Italian soda and then fill the rest of the glass with club soda and stir again. Garnish with a strawberry and some whole mint leaves.


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

nessa May 24, 2013 at 4:24 am

Looks super refreshing and great for summer!


Fuji Mama (Rachael) May 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

@nessa — Thanks! That’s exactly what I was going for. :)


sierra conrad May 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Looks so refreshing!


Jayne May 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I made a very similar thing for a 1 year old bday party last week. Actually I got my inspiration from your pink lemonade recipe. But being the lazy me, all I did was fork-smashed some strawberries, added a good dose of lemon juice and then poured a bottle of 7-Up into the jug. The kids LOVED it! Thanks for the inspiration.


jawa June 5, 2013 at 1:28 am



[email protected] July 5, 2013 at 5:55 am

I just happen to have some blood orange Italian soda and company coming tonight. Strawberry Mocktail it is.


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