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Basil-Lime Gin Mojito

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Summer is filled with so many newly picked ingredients for cooking and baking — and adding to chilled cocktails. That's why we partnered with POPSUGAR Must Have for this post. Sign up for POPSUGAR Must Have now for a monthly treat to surprise and delight you.

Basil is one of those seasonal ingredients that really brings the Summer flavor. And the fragrant herb is easy to grow with Basil Garden-in-a-Bag from Potting Shed Creations. Simply clip and add to whatever you're making — including cocktails. A crisp drink is the best way to cool down on hot Summer nights, and this gin version of a fresh mojito is a must make the next time you're having friends over for dinner.

Basil-Lime Gin Mojito

Basil-Lime Gin Mojito

Basil-Lime Gin Mojito

Ingredients

  1. 4 basil leaves, plus 1 small sprig for garnishing
  2. 2 ounces gin
  3. 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, plus 2 slices for garnishing
  4. 1 ounce simple syrup
  5. Chilled club soda

Directions

  1. Place the basil leaves and ice in a cocktail shaker along with the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well, bruising the basil leaves and releasing their flavor.
  2. Pour into an ice-filled glass and tuck in the lime slices. Top with club soda and a sprig of basil leaves.

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