Raspberry-basil mojito


Raspberry-basil mojito

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Mix up this traditional cocktail and say cheers to summer.


  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 1/2 tsp basil syrup
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice


  • TO make basil syrup: Mix 1 bunch of fresh basil, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot. Boil for 1 min. Chill. Strain. (Keeps well, refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.)
  • MUDDLE mint, syrup and raspberries in a shaker.
  • FILL with ice. Add rum and lime juice.
  • SHAKE, then pour into a tall glass. Garnish with raspberry and mint skewer.


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