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Thai Basil No-Jito
The traditional Cuban mojito is made with mint. Here, we add Thai basil to give it an exotic twist. (If you can’t find Thai basil, use regular basil; it’s a different flavor but still delicious.)
- 8 leaves fresh Thai basil
- 8 leaves fresh mint
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- Crushed ice
- 1/2 lime, cut in half
- 8 oz. carbonated water
- 1 lemongrass stalk, trimmed
(Alcohol option: White rum)
Muddle the basil, mint, and sugar in a glass until the herbs are fragrant and mashed together.
Add crushed ice to the glass, squeeze in the lime juice, and top with the carbonated water.
Serve in a Highball glass and garnish with the lemongrass, if desired.
Photography by: Andrea D’Agosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Marian Cooper Cairns