Behind the Bar: Strawberry-Coconut Mojito at The Mission

Mike Bunker's concoctions at The Mission in Old Town are often sweet, often strong, and almost always delivered with a touch of flair.

"I feel like I have a good palate for cocktails," he says. "And I like to drink, so it just fits."

The self-proclaimed mixologist and well-seasoned bartender offered up this Strawberry-Coconut Mojito recipe as the perfect summer cocktail. Bottoms up!

1. Muddle at the bottom of a glass:

A handful of strawberries
8-10 mint leaves
3 lime wedges

2. Pour ice on top, and add:

1 ½ ounces of Coconut Rum
A splash of Sweet & Sour
A splash of Soda

3. Mix it up in a martini shaker

4. Top with 7-Up or Sprite and garnish with a lime wedge

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Lauren Gilger
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