This vibrant Raspberry Mojito with Basil makes a Pitcher of Mojitos that is sure to be the life of the party! It’s the best mojito recipe I’ve tasted, by far.
Berry season is right around the corner. The flowers are in bloom. It’s time to shake up a refreshing beverage and kickback on the deck, soaking up the sun.
I’ve mentioned before, I’m not much of a drinker. But if there was ever a cocktail I crave, it’s a mojito! Light, fizzing, limey sweetness with a punch of fresh herbs. I can’t think of a better drink to sip in the spring.
A pitcher of mojitos, a few seasonal snacks, and you have a party in the making.
This particular batch is the BEST mojito recipe I’ve come up with. Subbing fresh basil leaves for the traditional mint, and the punch of raspberry flavor from Chambord, makes a killer Raspberry Mojito. The raspberry flavor accentuates the limey essence, but does not overpower it. Then the sweet basil leaves offer a refreshing earthy note that balances the acidity of the limes.
This past weekend we had friends over to taste-test this recipe. It was unanimously agreed that these Raspberry Mojitos are special. Dangerously special.
So much so, that I’ve changed my original by-the-glass recipe to make a whole pitcher of mojitos.
Basil Raspberry Mojitos are my new favorite thing. Watch out, they might be your new favorite thing as well!
Basil Raspberry Mojitos
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time:10 minutes
- 1 cup simple syrup ( 3/4 cup sugar + 3/4 cup water, heated to dissolve)
- 1/2 cup torn basil leaves
- 1 cup FRESH key lime juice (use regular limes for slightly less acidity)
- 2 cups white rum
- 1/4 cup Chambord (raspberry liquor)
- 1 liter club soda
- fresh raspberries and lime slices to garnish
- Pour the cooled simple syrup in a large pitcher and add the torn basil leaves. Use a large spoon/ladle to muddle the basil leaves so they release their flavor–beat them up pretty well.
- Add the lime juice, rum and Chambord. Stir. Add the club soda, stir, and top with ice if the pitcher allows.
- To serve: Garnish each glass with fresh berries and lime slices. Serve over ice or chilled without ice.
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