Congratulations to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe!
Mary-age Strawberry Mojitos
10 servings, 8 oz. each
3/4 cup sugar
8 limes, divided (slice 4 and juice remaining)
16 strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 1 [1 qt.] container)
1 bottle (750 ml) chilled light rum
1 liter chilled club soda
Place mint in a wide shallow bowl. Add sugar, lime slices and lime juice; muddle leaves with a pestle or wooden spoon until they are slightly bruised. Add strawberries; muddle just enough to release some of their juices. Scrape into 2 qt. serving pitcher.
Fill pitcher with ice. Add rum and club soda; stir gently.