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Sep 27, 2009 08:28 AM

lime basil mojito?

I had one last year at Talula in Miami Beach and can't get it out of my mind. Any one have a recipe or some ideas on how to recreate it?

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  1. We've been making mojitos using this recipe:

    In the drink you enjoyed in Miami, did it have both flavor of lime basil AND mint? You can certainly play around with what you muddle. I think it will be hard to screw up if you use ingredients you like. You might try subbing half the mint leaves for basil leaves (lime, lemon or whatever basil you have). You may even come up with something you like better than the original!

    Do let us know how you make out. I am interested to hear!

    P.S. My favorite way to make the above recipe is with Cruzan Vanilla Rum. The vanilla-lime-mint combo is a BIG WINNER in my book! :)

    1. Yes... and it's good!!

      In fact, if you're making your own syrup, you can infuse it with just about any herb. Equal parts water and syrup, heat until dissolved, then throw in some mint leaves over night and, hey presto!, you have mint syrup.

      Substitute that mint for basil. Or even cilantro. You get different flavor profiles in the syrup. A basil mojito (if that can still be called a mojito--I imagine some Cubans want to punch me in the nose right now for even suggesting that this is ok) dries up the drink a bit and it's nice. I like it. Very easy to do.

      You can try that in a bunch of different drinks. In fact, a lot of vodka is getting infused with herbs now for different kinds of vodka martinis. Think bison grass vodka only with your own (organic) herbs.

      --Neal (Proof66)

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      1. re: proof66

        Hey, Neal!
        Were you saying Yes and it's good to Katyeyes' post, or to mine? Have you had the Talula mojito? I think it had both mint and basil, but I'm not sure.

        I've been trying infusing vodkas for the past year or so (we have a vodka tasting every year). So far I've made meyer lemon, horseradish (the best!) and ginger. For Bison grass, we try to finagle our friends to bring us real Polish Zubrowka.