Sip of the Month: Thai Basil and Kumquat Mojito

Sip of the Month: Thai Basil and Kumquat Mojito

As we look forward to travelling in 2022, we thought it would be fun to share a cocktail that brings the vibe of a tropical getaway home.

Cocktails al fresco are served!

Thai Basil and Kumquat Mojito


Serves 2


For the Lime Simple Syrup

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup white sugar

For the Thai Basil and Kumquat Mojito

3 small lime wedges

3 kumquats halved

1/4 tsp sugar

4-5 Thai Basil leaves

8-9 mint leaves

3/4 oz lime simple syrup

1 1/2 oz clear rum

Club soda chilled


Lime Simple Syrup

Combine lime juice and sugar in a small microwave safe bowl or small pitcher, stir and microwave for 30 seconds

Remove from microwave, stir again to dissolve the sugar in the heated liquid. Microwave and stir as needed again to fully dissolve the sugar within the liquid

Thai Basil and Kumquat Mojitos

Add lime wedges, kumquats, sugar, Thai basil, and mint to a high ball glass.  Use a spoon or pestle to muddle the herbs with the sugar and citrus fruit so that the herbs are very fragrant

Add ice to the glass and pour lime simple syrup and rum over top.  Stir to combine all ingredients evenly.

Top with club soda to taste and serve!


Recipe and photo from Wanderings In My Kitchen

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