Basil Mojito
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Basil Mojito
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Basil Mojito is a refreshing and aromatic cocktail that originated in Cuba and has become a popular drink all over the world. This cocktail combines the sweet and tangy flavors ... more Basil Mojito is a refreshing and aromatic cocktail that originated in Cuba and has become a popular drink all over the world. This cocktail combines the sweet and tangy flavors of lime and sugar with the crisp freshness of basil to create a delightful and well-balanced drink. The use of white rum adds a hint of tropical flavors and a subtle kick to the drink. To make this cocktail, muddled basil leaves and lime slices are mixed with sugar and white rum, topped off with soda water for a refreshing fizz. The combination of herbs, citrus, and rum make for a light and invigorating drink, perfect for hot summer days or anytime you need a refreshing pick-me-up. The basil mojito is a great choice for those looking for a twist on the classic mojito, adding a unique and flavorful herb to the traditional mix.
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White rum
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12.31% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Basil Mojito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place basil leaves, sugar and lime slices into a chilled pint glass or a tumbler
Lightly muddle until the sugar dissolves and the basil smell becomes more intense
Add rum then stir, fill with ice and top up with soda water, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly muddle the basil leaves for a Basil Mojito?

To properly muddle basil leaves for a Basil Mojito, gently press the leaves with a muddler in the glass. The goal is to bruise the leaves to release their oils without tearing them into small pieces. This ensures the essential oils are released to flavor the drink without having bits of basil in every sip.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use brown sugar instead of white sugar in a Basil Mojito?

Yes, you can use brown sugar instead of white sugar in a Basil Mojito. Brown sugar will provide a slightly richer flavor due to its molasses content, adding a subtle depth to the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative garnishing ideas for a Basil Mojito?

For a creative garnish on a Basil Mojito, consider adding a sprig of fresh basil for aroma, a lime wheel for visual appeal, or even a sugar rim on the glass for extra sweetness. Edible flowers can also add a colorful touch to impress guests.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of food pairs well with a Basil Mojito?

Basil Mojitos pair wonderfully with light and fresh dishes such as seafood, grilled chicken, or summer salads. The cocktail's refreshing qualities complement spicy dishes too, balancing the heat with its crisp, cool flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I modify the Basil Mojito recipe to make it non-alcoholic?

To make a non-alcoholic Basil Mojito, substitute the white rum with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply increase the soda water. Some people use ginger ale for extra flavor. This modification maintains the refreshing qualities of the cocktail while making it accessible to everyone.

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