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strawberry basil mojito topped with strawberries and fresh basil
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5 from 5 votes

Strawberry Basil Mojito

Refreshingly sweet and slightly bubbly, this Strawberry Basil Mojito is the perfect summery cocktail. With only a few simple ingredients and a homemade strawberry simple syrup, this is an easy and tasty cocktail.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Aimee Mars

Equipment

  • Small Saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces White Rum
  • 2 ounces Strawberry Simple Syrup recipe below
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice freshly squeezed
  • 8 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 4 ounces Soda Water

Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 5 Strawberries hulled and sliced

Instructions

Strawberry Simple Syrup Instructions

  • Place the water, sugar, and strawberries into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir the ingredients until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and cover, let sit for 5 minutes or until the ingredients have cooled.
  • Use a fork to mash the strawberries into the mixture and then strain it through a mesh sieve to remove any seeds or large pieces.

Cocktail

  • Pour the rum, simple syrup, lime juice, and basil leaves into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake the ingredients vigorously and then pour into two glasses filled with ice.
  • Add a splash of soda water on top and garnish with sliced strawberries and fresh basil leaves.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Iron: 1mg