Basil Mojito Sounds Springtastic

This year Spring is taking her sweet time getting her act together. There have been one or two nice days when she showed us a little ankle, but mostly it’s been baggy sweaters and no makeup. Metaphorically speaking. But when she finally breaks out of her funk, I found a drink that will help you bust out your own. Presenting: the Basil Mojito.


    2 oz white rum
    1/2 c fresh basil leaves
    1 oz fresh lime juice
    3 Tbs simple syrup
    Club soda
    Crushed Ice


Muddle the basil leaves, lime, and simple syrup until the basil is thoroughly bruised but not pulverized. Pour in the rum.

Fill the glass most of the way with crushed ice. (If you don’t have a “crushed ice” option on your refrigerator, wrap ice cubes in a towel and hammer them with a kitchen mallet.) Pour in the club soda to the top of the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or basil leaf. Enjoy!

Sounds pretty tasty. It’d probably go really well with a Margherita and some sunshine.

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