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How to make a basil mint mojito

How to...make a basil mint mojito

Need a summer pick-me-up? Try this simple basil and mint mojito recipe. This drink is a sure way to cool down those hot days by the pool or indoors. It's refreshing and zesty--perfect for summer!
Basil mint mojito
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How to...Make a basil mint mojito

Need a summer pick-me-up? Try this simple basil and mint mojito recipe. This drink is a sure way to cool down those hot days by the pool or indoors. It's refreshing and zesty--perfect for summer!

Step 1: Yum rum

Pour 2 ounces of your choice of rum in a tall glass. Go with the best rum that suits your style. Malibu rum is lighter, while Bacardi rum has a heavier flavor.

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Step 2: Add lime

Squeeze two limes into the glass. Feel free to leave them limes in the glass.

Step 3: Basil out

Add two basil leaves for that fresh taste for those summer evenings. One large basil leaf will also do the trick.

Step 4: Minty fresh

Add five fresh mint leaves for an extra jolt of freshness. If you're a mojito lover, you know that the mint is one of the most important ingredients for that signature mojito flavor.

Step 5: Muddle the ice

Add a small amount of ice and muddle all ingredients. This will bring out the natural basil and mint oils, enriching the total flavor experience.

Step 6: Lemon-lime soda time

Add a little lemon-lime soda -- but not so much you overpower the delicate flavor balance.

Step 7: Shake it

Shake the drink well, add more ice if desired and serve to your guest or to another deserving person, such as yourself. Relax.

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