Introducing the Basil Mojito, a cocktail that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, offering a refreshing herbal twist suitable for any season.

The aromatic allure of basil makes for an irresistible cocktail. Basil infuses a peppery, slightly sweet flavor that compliments the lime and adds depth and complexity to the classic Mojito cocktail recipe.

This cocktail is ideal for individuals seeking to experiment with garden-fresh ingredients (or the produce section of your local grocery store), bringing a unique flavor profile to their beverage repertoire.

If you’re wondering how much basil is too much for this riff, I can assure you sky’s the limit. As Ricky Gervais would say, “fill your boots, son!” I typically use between 10-15 leaves, but you can also just grab a handful if you want to eyeball it.

Let’s now embark on the recipe and begin mixing our Basil Mojito!

basil mojito

Basil Mojito

A fragrant and refreshing twist on the classic Mojito, enhanced with fresh basil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine cuban
Servings 1
Calories 250 kcal


  • 2 oz white rum
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 10-15 leaves basil
  • Club soda


  • Add the basil leaves to a tall glass followed by the simple syrup and muddle gently.
  • Add the lime juice and rum, then fill the glass halfway with crushed ice.
  • Use a spoon to stir the mixture and mix the ingredients.
  • Add more ice and top up with sparkling water.
  • Garnish with a sprig of basil and serve.


Calories: 250kcal
Keyword basil
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