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Basil-Cucumber Mojito

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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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10 m servings 238
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 mojito)


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  1. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 238 calories; 0.2 12 0.7 0 14 Full nutrition

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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!

Yum! I served these at a party and everyone enjoyed them. Super refreshing.