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Thai Basil Mojito

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2 lime wedges
10 Thai basil leaves
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce simple syrup, recipe follows
soda water
Thai basil sprig, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together lime wedges, Thai basil leaves, rum, and simple syrup with crushed ice. Pour into a chilled highball glass. Top off with soda water. Garnish with Thai basil sprig. Yield: 1 drink.

Simple Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer until dissolved and thick syrup forms. Once cooled, store the syrup in a jar in the refrigerator until ready to use. Yield: 1 cup.

 

- Recipe courtesy of the Gastronomer's Guide.  

 

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