Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I love mojitos, but sometimes I am just not feeling the mint. Luckily, this is a great alternative that brings together the complex aromatic flavor of basil and the cool, refreshing splash of a cucumber.

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prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 mojito
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put cucumbers, basil leaves, lime slices, rum, and raw sugar cubes into a metal cocktail shaker. Mash mixture together with a muddler until the sugar cubes have dissolved. Add ice, place lid onto the shaker, and shake vigorously; strain into a chilled glass tumbler filled with ice. Top cocktail with club soda and garnish with cucumber wedge and basil sprig.

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Cook's Note:

Use white sugar if you prefer it to raw.

Editor's Note:

A standard sugar cube is equal to 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 0.2g; sodium 13.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2014
My first time ever having a mojito so I really don't have anything to compare to but I liked this! I didn't have any club soda so I just added a splash of citrus soda. It was yummy! Read More
(1)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2014
My first time ever having a mojito so I really don't have anything to compare to but I liked this! I didn't have any club soda so I just added a splash of citrus soda. It was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2019
Yum! I served these at a party and everyone enjoyed them. Super refreshing. Read More