Basil Mojito


This year, when you have friends over to harvest your basil and make pesto, whip up a batch of these to quench their thirst!!

They’re easy drinking and, ahhhh, so refreshing…

Basil Mojito (recipe adapted from Texas Monthly)


8 limes – quartered

8 ounces simple syrup

40 medium sized fresh basil leaves  – chiffonade, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

2 cups ice – coarsely crushed

6 ounces light rum

8 ounces club soda


1) Make simple syrup: In a medium size pot add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 14 basil leaves (chiffonade). Simmer over medium heat until sugar is dissolved then set aside to cool. Strain out the basil (you will have extra syrup)

2) In a large pitcher, squeeze the limes, add simple syrup and basil then muddle to extract flavor

3) Add rum, ice and club soda; stir

4) Pour into your favorite mojito glasses and garnish w/ basil sprig

** Makes 4 mojitos



2 Responses to “Basil Mojito”

  1. 1 Karen

    Bruno, this drink belongs in my hand…looks refreshing and delicious.
    I’ll try it out on my Friday night cocktail hour.

    Also, I have some starter with your name on it.

  2. 2 brunosdream

    Thanks Karen! I hope you enjoy the mojitos… my friends and I thought they were great!! I’ll be in touch soon for the starter.

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