The strawberries and mint make a very refreshing drink for a hot summer day. Throw a shot of rum in it and it also makes for a very refreshing night!
1 1/2 c. shopped strawberries (plus garnish)
5-6 mint leaves, chopped very fine
3 Tbs. sugar
2 bottles of sparkling water
Lime, sliced thin and cut in half
Rum (I used Malibu, coconut rum)
In a medium size bowl, mash the strawberries, minced mint and sugar together. Scoop into the bottom of a large pitcher. Pour in the sparkling water and stir to mix together. Add a slice of strawberry to the side of your serving glasses and a 1/2 lime slice to the bottom. Pour into your serving glasses. If you want to leave the option of alcohol like I did, leave shots of rum on the serving tray with the prepared glasses.