For a special gathering or holiday, try this refreshing Strawberry Mocktail. It is slightly sweet with a strong strawberry and mint flavor. This is a low-sugar drink that everyone loves.

strawberry mocktail with striped green and white straws.

Strawberries and mint are a classic mojito combo. It’s also just plain gorgeous in the glass!

It’s so much fun to make fancy drinks for special occasions, or even just the weekend. Kids will enjoy sharing this as well.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • A mocktail is non-alcoholic means it’s easy to share with everyone.
  • No special equipment necessary! A wooden spoon and jar will mix this up just fine.
  • Fresh mint is easy to grow in a container so you’ll always have it on hand.
  • This recipe uses maple syrup to sweeten instead of simple syrup.

Key Ingredients

photo with ingredients to make strawberry mocktail.

Maple sugar adds a touch of natural sweetness and is easy to mix in. Make this recipe keto or sugar-free using a sugar-free liquid sweetener (see my list of the best natural sweeteners).

Strawberries bring a taste of summer to a glass.

Fresh mint leaves have a very strong flavor when muddled and nothing compares to this!

A hint of lime pairs nicely with strawberry.

Sparkling water adds a fun touch without any extra calories. You can also use club soda or soda water.

Recipe Steps

photos with how to make a strawberry mocktail.

Step One

Add sliced strawberries to a jar. Using a tall jar helps contain the ingredients while mixing.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Add mint, lime, and maple syrup to the jar.

Step Three

Muddle the ingredients together. If you aren’t familiar with this process, you are simply crushing the ingredients to bring out the flavor. You don’t have to blend until smooth!

Step Four

Divide among glasses and top with sparkling water.

I hope you love this Strawberry Mocktail recipe! You may also like my recipe for Strawberry Juice.

hand holding a strawberry mocktail in a mule cup.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can easily double this recipe to make more servings.
  • If your fresh strawberries are very firm, you may need to cut them into quarters to make them easier to muddle.
  • For a flavor variation, try using fresh basil instead of mint.
  • You can also use lime soda instead of sparkling water. If you use a sweetened soda, then leave out the maple syrup.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use other flavored sparkling water?

Yes! Keep in mind you are already using lime and strawberry, so choose a flavor that goes well.

Can I use lime soda in this recipe?

If you are using a sweetened soda to top off your glass you’ll want to omit the maple syrup.

What if I don’t have a muddler?

A wooden spoon is something everyone likely has in their kitchen, and the handle is perfect for this. If you have a tamper for your blender that will also work.

Can I make this sugar-free?

Yes! Just swap out the maple syrup with your favorite liquid sugar-free sweetener.

side view of pretty strawberry mocktail with straws and lime.

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Strawberry Mocktail


Description

For a special gathering or holiday, try this refreshing Strawberry Mocktail. It is slightly sweet with a strong strawberry and mint flavor. This is a low-sugar drink that everyone loves.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (about 1/2 a pint), stems removed and strawberries halved
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cups ice cubes (you can also use crushed ice)
  • 1 12ounce can of naturally flavored lime sparkling water

Instructions

  1. In a jar, combine the halved strawberries, mint leaves, maple syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to smash or muddle the ingredients together. They don’t have to be completely smashed, but the more you smash, the more natural juices and flavors will come out.
  3. Divide the muddled mixture between four glasses.
  4. Top with ice and sparkling water and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can easily double this recipe to make more servings.
  2. If your strawberries are very firm, you may need to cut them into quarters to make them easier to muddle.
  3. For a flavor variation, try using fresh basil instead of mint.
  4. You can also use lime soda instead of sparkling water. If you use a sweetened soda, then leave out the maple syrup.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: strawberries, mocktail, virgin cocktail

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