BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN brought to you by Stitsworth Meats
July 27 2009
Fresh Basil Mojito
6-7 fresh basil leaves, torn
Juice from half a lime (about 1/2 ounce)
3/4 ounce simple syrup
ice shards (broken up ice)
1 1/2 ounces of light rum
Place torn basil leaves into bottom of hi-ball glass. Add lime juice and simple syrup.
Muddle together with muddler or back a large spoon to bruise leaves and release flavor.
Fill the remainder of the glass with ice shards and add rum. Top off with club soda. Serve.
What it tastes like: A smattering of sweetness, but mostly crisp with a perfect hint of basil.