Basil-Mint Mojito

Make the Lime-Basil Syrup ahead so it cools down and is ready when you are. Prep: 3 minutes.


Makes 1 serving

Recipe from

Coastal Living


2 sprigs fresh mint
2 sprigs fresh basil
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon Lime-Basil Syrup
4 ounces (1/2 cup) rum
Club soda


1. Place first 3 ingredients in a sturdy old-fashioned glass. Crush to a pulp with a muddler or wooden spoon.

2. Add lime juice, Lime-Basil Syrup, and cracked ice. Stir in rum, and top with club soda.

Govind Armstrong,

Table 8, South Beach and New York,

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007,

Coastal Living

September 2009
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