Typically made with mint, the mojito is a timeless classic of the cocktail world. This version subs out the mint in favor of Purple Basil, which adds both flavor and a stunning splash of color. Whether it’s for a pool side BBQ or enjoying a relaxing sun set, this Purple Basil Mojito Recipe is guaranteed to keep you cool 🙂

Ingredients (makes 2 serves)

  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp sugar or simple syrup
  • 3 oz soda water
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 6-10 purple basil leaves
  • 1 cup ice

Steps

  • Muddle the purple basil leaves and sugar in a cocktail shaker or large mug, along with a dash of the rum. Be careful not to break the leaves too small or you’ll end up with them in your teeth.
  • Cut the lime in half, and squeeze the juice into the shaker/mug
  • Add rest of rum and soda water
  • Add half the ice and shake or stir to combine
  • Place the juiced lime-halves in the bottom of your glass
  • Pour into a glass, and top with extra ice as needed

We garnished ours in the pic with some extra micro basil and marigold leaves (coming soon to geturbanleaf.com!) but you could also garnish with an extra purple basil leaf.

Enjoy!