We've substituted ruby-colored purple basil for the traditional mint in this Cuban cocktail. Look for purple basil (also called opal basil) at gourmet or farmers' markets.
- Servings: 1
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2005
- 2 lime wedges (each 3/4 inch thick)
- 2 sprigs fresh purple basil
- 2 tablespoons light rum
- Simple Syrup for Cocktails
- Splash of club soda
In a tumbler, muddle 1 lime wedge and the basil. Fill tumbler with ice. Add rum and syrup. Top with club soda. Stir well. Garnish with remaining lime wedge.