Orange Basil Mojitos

These Orange Basil Mojitos were inspired by a Las Vegas poolside vacation. Classic mojitos usually incorporate mint and lime juice. For these Orange Basil Mojitos, I subbed basil for mint and fresh orange juice for lime. They’re fantastic!

orange basil mojitos

Use your muddling tool to smash the heck out of the basil with the orange juice & sugar. (Don’t have a muddler? Not to worry… just use a wooden spoon.) Then you simply add a bit of rum and club soda to finish it off. Top with an orange slice and you’re ready for a toast!

If you’re looking for more recipes for mojitos, you might wish to try my Strawberry Mojitos or Watermelon Mojitos.

Orange Basil Mojitos

I had this drink while lounging poolside in Vegas. It was so good that I came home and created a version of it myself!
Yield: 6 (4 ounce) servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves (picked and stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup club soda
  1. In the bottom of a medium pitcher, using a wooden spoon or a muddler- crush the basil leaves, sugar and orange juice together. Stir in rum and club soda.
  2. Serve immediately in individual glasses over crushed ice. Garnish with orange slices.