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Updated March 8, 2017
fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced
limes, freshly squeezed
cup fresh basil, chopped
cup strawberries, sliced
cups sparkling water or club soda
Place the water, sugar, and 6 fresh strawberries in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely before mixing drinks. Drizzle the strawberry syrup in equal parts into the bottom of two tall glasses.
Add the lime juice in each cup, a bit of rum extract, then top with ice, chopped basil, and sliced strawberries. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
Top off each glass with sparkling water. Garnish with strawberries.
To make an alcoholic version of these mojitos, add 2 ounces of rum to each glass before stirring. Enjoy!
More About This Recipe
- These Strawberry Basil Mojitos are the perfect summer drink. Cool and citrusy with a kiss of fresh herbs and the sweetness of rum. A glass filled with ice and goodness.Since I'm not a drinker, I decided to put a fresh, alcohol-free twist on the classic Mojito recipe. But you can make it with alcohol if you're not a teetotaler. I've included details on how to do this below. Mixing up a glass of these incredible drinks is as easy as can be. Just follow these basic steps and you'll have a cool, classy glass of Strawberry-Basil Mojito made fresh in your kitchen in no time at all! Grab a straw and drink that mojito right on up!
- Looking for more drinkable fun this summer? Here are a few more summer chillers you might enjoy!
Strawberry Basil Mojito for Two
Refreshingly sweet and slightly bubbly, this Strawberry Basil Mojito is the perfect summery cocktail. With only a few simple ingredients and a homemade strawberry simple syrup, this is an easy and tasty cocktail.
How to Make Mojitos
For this recipe, you'll start by adding the sliced berries, lime, basil and honey to the bottom of each cocktail glass. You'll use a muddler or even a fork to mash up the berries, basil and lime. Next, you'll add in the rum and give everything a quick mix before topping off with your favorite soda water. Garnish each glass with a round of lime, a fresh berry and a sprig of fresh basil.
This is a great summer drink! We serve them at the bar I work at, but I make them at home a lot too. In the summer, I normally have everything on hand to make them.
- 1 whole Strawberry
- 2 whole Basil Leaves
- 2 ounces, fluid Rum
- 1 dash Lime Juice (fresh Or Bottled)
- 1 teaspoon Simple Syrup
- 1 can Ginger Ale
Muddle basil, strawberry, splash of lime juice, and simple syrup
Fill a tall glass with ice, pour in rum, pour in basil/strawberry mixture, then top with ginger ale.
(You won’t need the whole can of ginger ale for 1 drink.)
Garnish with a lime wedge and a strawberry, if you want.
Note: To make simple syrup just mix 1 part sugar and 1 part water in a pan on the stove until the sugar is dissolved. The simple syrup is optional, but I like my mojitos sweeter, so I use it.
Also, you can make the muddled basil/strawberry mixture and freeze it in little containers if you need to make a bunch for a party or something! Enjoy!
Strawberry Basil Mojito
This Strawberry Basil “Mojito” is made the same way you make a mojito, but with basil instead of mint. Such a delicious and refreshing drink perfect for summer!
Make the classic with my traditional mojito recipe!
How was your Mother’s Day weekend? Mine was a combo weekend of my birthday and Mother’s Day . . . and just being a mom to three small kids . . .
There’s nothing like going out two nights in a row to celebrate to really make you feel your age and remind you that you have three kids who really don’t care how late you stayed out.
Despite being woken up insanely early both days and in the middle of the night by a screaming baby, I’m so glad that Nathan and I were able to get a baby sitter for both nights. A birthday miracle!
Saturday night we went to a great Cuban restaurant for drinks and appetizers. They make some of the best mojitos I have ever had, but I think because they are so good, I’ve never attempted to make a classic mojito. I think it’s impossible to replicate how awesome theirs are, so I am always just hoping to make a great twist on the classic.
And that’s totally what this is!
I’m not really sure I can even call it a mojito since I took out the lime and the mint and replaced it with basil and strawberries, but since it’s the muddling of a fresh herb with rum, just go with me, kay?
Strawberry Basil Mojito
Posted By Savita
A refreshing, seasonal fresh strawberries, tropical lychee nuts and basil mojito for your next Outdoor BBQ Party. This is a drink, your guest will be asking 'recipe' for, I'm telling yaa!
It is healthy and satisfying to use local ingredients and home grown herbs to mix up drinks for friends and family. Home grown or store bought, fruit based drinks are my favorite drinks to entertain for parties - one drink can be served to all age groups. Local and fresh ingredients really speak to you with their color, flavor and taste like these gorgeous strawberries and stunning purple basil flowers.
Of-course there can be beer or wine for adults, but no one misses opportunity to taste fruity cocktails.
So, I make drinks with and without alcohol for parties to give my guests option to go for alcohol-free version if they prefer. (Just keep the drink virgin and add alcohol per preference.)
This Mojito recipe is a slight shift from classic Mint Mojitos. My version of Mojito has some dazzling purple sweet basil flower from my herb garden (okay, herb pot to be precise, though calling it a garden has its own charm. smiles) I love, love purple basil for its color and aromatic flavor yet little less sharp taste.
Another favorite ingredient in this drink is Litchi Juice, sweet and mild in taste, it blends perfectly with any drink. I often use litchi juice instead of sugar syrups in drinks, it's refreshing sweet and floral aroma pairs perfectly with sharp citrus or tart berry drinks.
PS: This picture above is from Chef De Home old recipe files. When I made this Mojito again, recently, I clicked pictures again to add some 'life of New Colors' (courtesy my new DSLR Camera) to this refreshing drink!
Strawberry Basil Mojito is best prepared just before serving. However, for parties, you can slice strawberries, juice limes (or lemons) and keep glasses ready. Mix drink 30 minutes before guest start arriving and pour over ice filled glasses just before serving.