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Purple-Basil Mojito

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


  1. 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.

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