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.
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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