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In the same family as mint (the usual choice for a mojito), basil takes the cocktail a step further, adding hints of clove and anise. Muddling turns the drink bright green.

Stephanie Spencer
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Credit: Thomas J. Story

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total:
10 mins
Yield:
Serves 2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whirl 2 basil leaves and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor until well blended; transfer to a plate and set aside.

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  • Put 6 to 8 remaining basil leaves in a large cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes, the remaining 4 tsp. sugar, and lime juice. Muddle the mixture with the back of a thick wooden spoon, keeping your hand over the top to prevent spilling, until basil has broken up.

  • Add rum and a few more ice cubes to shaker, cover, and shake to blend. Rub a lime wedge along rim of 2 lowball glasses and dip in basil sugar (reserve remaining sugar for more cocktails). Add a few ice cubes to each glass. Remove top from shaker (do not strain), and divide mixture between glasses. Top off each with club soda and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 0.2g; sodium 14mg.
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