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Basil-Mint Mojito

Yield Makes 1 serving
Make the Lime-Basil Syrup ahead so it cools down and is ready when you are. Prep: 3 minutes.


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007; Table 8, South Beach and New York