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Strawberry Basil Mojito

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 2
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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!
Updated Mar 8, 2017
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  • 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


  • 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!

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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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