Hey, friends! I’m here to share my new favorite happy hour recipe! It’s fresh, herbal-y, and citrus-y. Mojitos were my first favorite cocktail, and I still love them, but finding new combinations is my current obsession.
I’m thinking about planting an herb garden on my porch this weekend. Have any of you done this? This time of year when every single store is selling herb plants I just want to be a part of that world. Dream big, Elsie.
Raspberry Basil Simple Syrup, makes two cups.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3-6 basil leaves
In a small pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Crush the raspberries and basil leaves with a whisk or spoon as you stir the mixture. Continue simmering and stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Allow your syrup to cool completely in the pot, then strain it into a glass or jar.
Raspberry Basil Mojito, serves one.
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce raspberry basil simple syrup (recipe below)
juice of one lime
5 fresh mint leaves, chopped
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
In a tall glass with ice, combine rum, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and basil leaves, and fresh berries. Top it off with club soda. Stir and enjoy, preferably on a porch!
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For the Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 ounces rum (white)
- 5-10 raspberries (fresh)
- 3-6 basil leaves (fresh)
For the Cocktail:
- 1 ounce simple syrup (see recipe)
- juice of one lime
- 5 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
- 5 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
- raspberries (fresh)
- club soda
- In a small pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Crush the raspberries and basil leaves with a whisk or spoon as you stir the mixture. Continue simmering and stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Allow your syrup to cool completely in the pot, then strain it into a glass or jar.
- In a tall glass with ice, combine rum, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and basil leaves, and fresh berries. Top it off with club soda. Stir and enjoy, preferably on a porch!
That looks almost too pretty to drink. Almost….!
I absolutely need to try this !! Mojitos are my favorite cocktails !!
Thanks for this idea !!!
yay-looks so yummy and refreshing-my fav!!!!!!
Oh, It look amazing. Like the Mojito twist!
Do you know about freezing down the syrup? Is it doable?
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Lovely post. sounds yummy – we may have to make that with lemons out here in CA, we are having a lime shortage! I’ll let ya know how it tastes. Thanks for the yummy inspiration!
I’m too distracted by your adorable heart sweater. For sure will try this, I LOVE mojitos!!!
Love these pretty pics and it sounds so refreshing!
that looks amazin!
that looks amazing!
Gorgeous! I love me a good mojito : ) Your drinks always look so pretty! I just tried your mini margarita flights last night with friends – the spicy grapefruit was a HUGE hit!
I love all these cocktail posts, I can’t wait for warmer weather here in Ireland, soon hopefully!!
This sounds delicious!! When the weather in England gets a bit better I am definitely going to give this a whirl!
That sounds so good! It looks so pretty! I love all your recipes. xo!
mmm! This sounds absolutely delicious! Not a big drinker, but it’s hard to pass up a fresh basil + raspberry anything. yum!
Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious.
Mojitios are wonderful. I may have to skip on the basil though.
This looks so yummy. I’ve been playing around with cucumber and ginger but definitely going to try this out.
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Is there a particular reason you included the basil flowers? They’re edible, but apparently are a bit bitter. Did you notice a bitter taste?