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Strawberry Basil Mojito

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The Strawberry Basil Mojito is a refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of fresh strawberries with the aromatic notes of basil, complemented by the citrusy tang of lime juice and the smooth kick of rum. Sparkling water adds a bubbly finish, making it a perfect drink for a warm day.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Strawberry Basil Mojito reveals a delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors. The fresh strawberries provide a natural sweetness that is perfectly balanced by the tartness of the lime juice. The rum adds a subtle warmth, while the basil leaves infuse the drink with a unique, aromatic note that sets this mojito apart from the classic version.

The sparkling water adds a refreshing effervescence, making each sip light and invigorating. As you continue to drink, the flavors meld together, creating a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and herbal notes.

The basil’s aroma becomes more pronounced, enhancing the overall freshness of the cocktail. The combination of strawberries and basil creates a complex flavor profile that is both refreshing and satisfying. The sparkling water keeps the drink light, making it an ideal choice for a leisurely afternoon or a casual get-together.

Tips & Tricks

Experiment with strawberry or lime-flavored rum to enhance the fruity and citrus notes.

Use lemon-lime soda instead of sparkling water for a sweeter and more citrusy finish.

Recipe Card

Strawberry Basil Mojito

Strawberry Basil Mojito


  • 2 oz rum
  • 3 strawberries (top cut off)
  • 5-6 basil leaves
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • sparkling water to top


  1. In a shaker muddle the strawberries with the basil leaves and granulated sugar.
  2. Add ice, rum, and lime juice. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. Strain into glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with sparkling water and serve.

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