Cocktail Fridays: Strawberry Basil Mojito

Cocktail Fridays: Strawberry Basil Mojito

by Kristen on May 3, 2012

Strawberry Basil MojitoDamn I love my ‘job.’ That’s what I’m calling this these days. Not because it feels like work, nor because I’m bringing home a fat pay check (I’m working on that though :)) I love my job because I can sit here sipping a strawberry basil mojito because I ‘have’ to. It’s a rough life.

I know I’ve gone a bit overboard with mojitos recently. First there was the Coconut Raspberry Mojito Jello Shooters, then there was the Fresh Mint Mojitos, and now a Strawberry Basil Mojito. But I just came back from Cuba, can you blame me?

Strawberry Basil MojitoThese babies are like summertime in a glass. Think grass between your toes, warm evenings that go on forever, and the scent on BBQ drifting though you neighbourhood. You can make them by the glass, but I’d make them by the pitcher.

This one’s for you, Andy. One day I’d love to take you up on your offer and come back to Costa Rica to try your strawberry mojito.  Your food and drinks at Chile Rojo was the best! Cheers :)

Strawberry Basil Mojito

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cocktail Fridays: Strawberry Basil Mojito
 
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Light and refreshing, the perfect summer cocktail.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 shot white rum
  • 1 shot strawberry simple syrup
  • 2-3 torn basil leaves
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • SodaStream soda water
  • Sliced strawberries for garnish
  • Strawberry Simple Syrup: 1 cup water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 5 strawberries, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Add basil leaves, strawberry simple syrup an lemon juice in the bottom of a glass with ice.
  2. Add rum and top with SodaStream soda water. Let drink stand for 5-10 minutes to allow the basil flavour to infuse.
  3. Strawberry Simple Syrup: combine water, sugar and strawberries in a pot and bring to a boil
  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand at room temperature until cool.
  5. Blend strawberries and syrup together.
Notes
The strawberries you use to make the simple syrup will taste like strawberry candies after you strain them from the syrup :)

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Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful

This is an amazing cocktail, love it!!

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Kristen

Thanks, Crystal! I have to admit, it was pretty tasty :)

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Evelyn

I made this recipe for my girls luncheon — they were sooooo good. I blended the strawberries in the syrup and that was delious too. Thanks for this recipe, I will be making this many times more!

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Kristen

That’s an absolutely great idea to blend the strawberries. I will definitely be doing that next time for sure!

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Debs @ The Spanish Wok

I love mojitos and strawbs too so I have to try this very soon, thanks.

Have pinned for another day.

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Kristen

You are so welcome, Debs!

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Katie Shapiro

Holy moly! These sound so fabulous. I went through a mojito-craze phase when I went to Cuba a few years ago, too — and I don’t think the phase has ended. Cannot wait to try these!

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Kristen

Hey Katie,

It’s so hard not to go on a mojito crazy after Cuba, they’re so delicious! Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

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Alisa

This is wonderful! I must make this one soon!

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Kristen

Thanks, Alisa. Let me know how you like it. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with them :)

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Regan @ The Professional Palate

Not sure if you’d noticed, but I think some of your code is displaying incorrectly on the recipe? Or maybe it’s on my end?

btw: I love this photo. Yum!

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Kristen

Hey Regan,

Thank you for giving me the heads up. I really appreciate it. All looks good on my end so I’m not sure what was happening. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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LP @dishclips

Great looking drink. Thanks for sharing!

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Kristen

Thank you!

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Christina

I wonder if you could give the recipe if making it in a pitcher. I would like to make this for a family get together, but don’t want to have to make it per glass as I have a large family and this would make me the bartender, not the hosest. It looks so tasty!

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Kristen

Hi Christina,

The recipe can definitely be made in larger quantities. My mom actually told me she made a big pitcher of it last year for a BBQ.

The recipe is good for one drink so you’ll just want to increase the amounts by however much will fit into the pitcher you have. You can either add the soda water to the pitcher or have it on the side so that guests can put as much of it as they want in their glasses.

Hope you have a great family party!

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Daniel

I love anything with basil, and this looks super tasty.

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