Celebrating with a Strawberry Faujito !

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By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on July 10, 2012

WOOT!! We are celebrating over here at the Table!

I know, I know… things have been REALLY quite around here haven’t they?? But there was a reason, a very good reason! Over 8 years ago, I decided to go back to school.  Hundreds of hours later (ok, closer to 1200 but who’s counting??) I am happy and relieved!!) to say that I am FINALLY DONE!!! Although I finished my degree requirements in May  I still had one more hurdle … passing the registration exam.

And  as of this week I passed my registration exam and  now have my DTR credential (aka Dietetic Technician, Registered).


But lest you worry, things around here won’t be changing… I ‘ve not given up saturated fat, sodium, sugar or any of the other “causes de jour”. My “food philosophy” (if you can call it that) remains unchanged.   So what will change? I will be posting on a more regular basis for starters -  I have a backlog of things I can’t wait to share with all of you !!! Also, if you have nutrition questions, feel free to ask!!!

Strawberries for Strawberry Faujito Celebrating with a Strawberry Faujito !

So, since I can’t celebrate with you all in person, I have a little “virtual” Strawberry Faujito for you! So why “faujito”? Well, this little cocktail (or mocktail if you prefer) seems such a departure from the traditional mojito I just didn’t feel right calling it that… and after all the studying I’ve been doing over the past several weeks my brain is a little fuzzy… and it’s not because of the “faujito’s”!


Strawberry Faujito

Prep Time: 10 minutes

10 minutes

Yield: 2 drinks

This recipe is more of a "guide" than a specific recipe. You can easily make a non alcoholic version by omitting the rum so it's perfect for parties where you have non drinkers! I used agave nectar and really liked the added dimension of flavor it imparted to the drink but feel free to use simple syrup if you like.


  • 6 large strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 8 large fresh mint leaves
  • 2 mint sprigs (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar OR simple syrup
  • 3 oz. Bacardi Razz Rum or white rum
  • 8 - 12 oz. sparkling water
  • ice


  1. Place 6 strawberry halves in the bottom of two (8 to 12 ounce) glasses. Add 4 mint leaves to each glass. "Muddle" the strawberries with the mint (i.e. lightly crush the strawberries and mint). Add 1 Tbsp. agave nectar or simple syrup to each glass. Add 1 shot (1.5 ounces). Add ice. Pour about 4 ounces (or less depending upon size of ice cubes and glass) into each glass. Stir briefly. Garnish with mint sprigs if using.
 Celebrating with a Strawberry Faujito !








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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa July 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Congratulations on becoming a Registered DT, Nancy!! This strawberry faujito (love the name) is gorgeous and the perfect way to celebrate!


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme July 11, 2012 at 6:57 am

Congratulations, Nancy! Quite an accomplishment. The perfect occasion to celebrate with this beautiful cocktail.


Helene July 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

Exciting news! Congratulations and what better drink to celebrate!


Madonna July 11, 2012 at 11:06 am



Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} July 12, 2012 at 5:46 am

Congratulations Nancy! a refreshing faujito to celebrate your celebrate your great accomplishment


Nancy July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Aww.. thanks Roxana – have to say I did feel entitled to one of these!!


Gloria July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

CONGRATULATIONS Nancy! What great news! Your strawberry faujito looks like the perfect summer beverage. Looking forward to more posts. :)


Nancy July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hi Gloria!! Thanks!! It’s be a LONG road but so worth it!! Been way too long since I’ve seen you -hopefully will be putting together an OC blogger get together in the next couple of months!!


Michelle July 17, 2012 at 8:10 am

Let’s celebrate. Cheers!


Debs @ The Spanish Wok July 28, 2012 at 1:58 am

Congratulations, loving your cocktail.


Nancy July 31, 2012 at 8:03 am

Thanks Deb!! Glad you are enjoying the cocktail!!


Cat C July 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Well deserved, congradulations…


Nancy July 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

Thanks Cat!!!


Barbara | Creative Culinary August 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

How did I miss this? Just warm enough I want one right now…but I best wait until I finish enjoying the weekend (hmm, laundry, cutting the grass and cleaning carpets…why do we look forward to the weekend again?).

Huge congrats…and on the new gig; it has to be said, “YOU GO GIRL!”


Stacy Molter September 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

Thank you for this delish Labor Day recipe idea! I’ve included your post in my 15 Delicious Labor Day BBQ Party Recipes round-up.

Have a great week!



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