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posted: 05/11/15

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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!


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!

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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.

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!

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?

These are delightfully fresh and so perfect for summer!

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!

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Strawberry Basil Mojito

Serves: 1 mojito
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Ingredients

  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 1 medium strawberry sliced
  • 1 TBSP skinny triple sec
  • 1 oz rum
  • ice
  • white soda like 7UP, Sprite, I used Diet Sierra Mist

Instructions

  • In the bottom of a glass muddle together the basil leaves, strawberry, and triple sec.
  • Fill the glass with ice, add the rum, top with white soda and stir gently.
Author: Lisa Longley

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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!

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  1. Mir says

    Mother’s Day is definitely not about relaxing, not when there are small kids involved. Oh, well. There’s more to life!
    Like mojitos. I am so excited that you used basil here. It goes so well with strawberry!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m glad it’s not just my house!

  2. heather @french press says

    I’ll take basil over mint any day – this looks delicious Lisa – and I am SO glad you got to go out this weekend – sleep is highly overrated :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Heather!!

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    These photos are STUNNING!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Awww, that means so much coming from you, friend.

  4. Joan Hayes says

    Three of my favorite words. : ) You posted this just in time — can’t wait to make one of these with some of my fresh farmers market strawberries!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Joan!

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says

    Yes! I have been on a total mojito kick lately but have some basil that needs to find a purpose in life.

  6. Venus @ The Venus Family says

    This looks awesome. Thanks Lisa for sharing

  7. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says

    Strawberry basil mojitos sound like the perfect, refreshing drink on a warm day. Lisa, this cocktail is right up my alley. I like that it’s not overly sweet. :)

  8. Morgan says

    This looks so YUMMY! I seriously might have to go buy some strawberries so I can make these. I love mojitios so this is right up my ally!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Morgan!

  9. Teri. D says

    How Blessed your children are….to have a super Mom like you. Hubby pretty lucky, too. You sound like a, super Mom, great wife and a great cook. All wrapped up in a pretty bundle.
    May God Bless you and your family.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh, thank you so much Teri!

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