Prep 0 mins
Cook 4 mins
Though it originates in Latin America, a Mojito already shares ingredients that compliment Thai foods. Sugary sweetness, sharp lime juice, and mint are a part of Thai salads like laap. Adding palm sugar instead of cane sugar brings a deeper flavor to the sweetness that balances this cocktail – plus, palm sugar paste dissolves more easily than sugar crystals. The addition of Thai basil gives this Mojito a surprising, peppery kick.
- 6 leaves of fresh mint
- 6 leaves fresh Thai basil
- 4 tablespoons palm sugar
- 6 tablespoons lime juice
- 6 ounces white rum
- club soda or seltzer water
- In a shaker or mixing glass muddle together mint and Thai basil then add remaining ingredients pix thoroughly. Pour into four glasses, then fill to the top with ice and soda water.
Very aromatic and refreshing. My husband could smell these even before I brought them out to the balcony!
I scaled the ingredients back to serve as a drink for one. I used Thai basil from my garden. While I would not say I preferred this to a traditional mojito, I liked it a lot and found that the Thai basil lent a spicy twist to the drink. Very refreshing. Made for ZWT9