Raspberry Basil Mojito

Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!)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 Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) Needed: White rum, club soda, fresh basil, fresh mint, fresh raspberries, two limes, basil raspberry simple syrup (recipe below)

Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) Raspberry Basil Simple Syrup, makes two cups.

1 cup sugar 
1 cup water
5-10 raspberries 
3-6 basil leaves

Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) 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. 

Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) Allow your syrup to cool completely in the pot, then strain it into a glass or jar. 

You can keep this syrup covered for two weeks or longer in the refrigerator. You can substitute your sugar for Truvia for a skinny alternative. 🙂 

Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) Raspberry Basil Mojito, serves one.

2 ounces white rum
1 ounce simple syrup
juice of one lime
5 fresh mint leaves, chopped
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
fresh raspberries 
club soda 

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! 😀

Raspberry Basil Mojito (click through for the recipe. so refreshing!!) Cheers! xo. Elsie 

Credits: Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Piper and Hazel from The Signature Collection. 

  • I absolutely need to try this !! Mojitos are my favorite cocktails !!
    Thanks for this idea !!!
    XO Marion.

  • Oh, It look amazing. Like the Mojito twist!
    Do you know about freezing down the syrup? Is it doable?

  • That looks delicious! This is random, but have you guys thought about posting a list of wedding registry items you would recommend? It would be super helpful for brides-to-be such as myself. 😀

  • 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!

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  • 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!
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  • mmm! This sounds absolutely delicious! Not a big drinker, but it’s hard to pass up a fresh basil + raspberry anything. yum!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • This looks so yummy. I’ve been playing around with cucumber and ginger but definitely going to try this out.

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

  • 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?

  • Oo, that looks soo great and yummy. I need to taste it during the weekend.
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  • Cheers to your mojito! This looks so refreshing…

    charity
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  • Don’t be intimidated by planting a herb garden. It’s really easy. Here in S.C., my lavender, oregano, Italian flat-leaf parsley, rosemary, and thyme last through the winter. I grow mint for the sole purpose of mojitos–place it in pots or it will take over everything. Oregano can do that a bit, too. The only herb I have to replant every year is basil. One spin for gin and tonic–rosemary twig for flavor and fun.

  • This looks scrummy and I love your presentation! Beautiful!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • this looks delish!!

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    xx

  • That looks absolutely lush! I’m making that raspberry syrup as soon as the warm weather hits. Although, since I live in England, I fear I may have a long wait! The perfect summer drink. Delish!

  • Oh, yum…!!! Mojitos are my fave, but with basil and raspberry – that just sounds incredible!

  • This is such a genius idea, great to serve when you’re having friends over. Thanks for sharing!

    X Malena
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  • You have to have the herbs! Recently I have discovered an amazing “weed”, purslane. If you muddle it and mix it I place of or in addition to the mint in a mojito, wow blow your socks off! It brings a great citrus addition, AND it’s a great source of omega 3’s, bonus!

  • Ugh I need this! Looks deliciously fresh. Great cocktail!
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  • yum! this sounds so delicious!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  • Looks so refreshing! I love mojitos!

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  • Looks amazing <3 <3 When are you going to announce the winners of the Kelly Moore bags?

  • Looks so tasty!

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  • I love raspberries! They always look so pretty in different recipes 🙂

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  • I planted an indoor herb garden a few weeks ago- absolutely love it! It has taken my cooking to a new level for sure. 🙂

  • That glass is gorgeous! And I’m pretty sure the drink doubles that! Will definitely be making this one soon, beautiful post!

  • Not sure about the basil part but I love mojito’s and I love experimenting.. I guess I’ll just have to try!
    Nice cardigan Elsie!
    -Mariska

    http://CoralynxBlog.com

  • Oh man, this sounds delightful! Mojitos are one of my faves and you really can’t beat fresh raspberries and mint 🙂 What kind of herbs do you want to grow?
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  • This looks incredible! Last summer I infused gin with strawberries and basil… such a yummy combo!

  • I was thinking of planting a few herbs for my kitchen too but was a little nervous because we don’t get a ton of sun in there. Fingers crossed! This looks delicious!

    -Tara

    themountaincreative.com

  • Oh, wow. This looks perfect for a day like today! So refreshing… thanks for sharing!

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