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Strawberry Basil Mojito

Strawberry Basil Mojito
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 2

This fresh and simple twist on the classic Mojito is even cooler than a dip in a aqua-blue ocean. It's made with strawberries and basil, and is refreshing, pretty, and perfect for summer! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
6
fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced
1/2
cup water
4
limes, freshly squeezed
1/2
teaspoon rum extract
3
cups ice
1/4
cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4
cup strawberries, sliced
3
cups sparkling water or club soda
4
whole strawberries

Steps

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  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Top off each glass with sparkling water. Garnish with strawberries.
  • 4
    To make an alcoholic version of these mojitos, add 2 ounces of rum to each glass before stirring. Enjoy!
 

Nutrition Information

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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!

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