The Serengeti

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Recipe by cookiedog

This cocktail is by Tobin Ellis and was featured on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lemon
  • 4 -6 large basil leaves, stems removed
  • 3 -4 teaspoons natural brown sugar, to taste
  • ice cube
  • 1 12 ounces flavored rum (recommended ( Bacardi Coco Rum) or 1 12 ounces flavored vodka (recommended, Bacardi Coco Rum)
  • 3 ounces prepared sweet-and-sour mix (recommended ( Finest Call)
  • 1 sprig fresh basil, for garnish


  1. Cut the lemon into small cubes. Put all but 1 lemon cube, the basil, and brown sugar together in a glass and muddle until the consistency of a paste or jam. Fill a glass with ice. Pour rum and sweet and sour mix into shaker without ice. Put cap on and shake; this blends the spirit with the mixer and creates a "froth". Strain into glass and stir. Garnish with small spring of basil and cube of lemon and serve immediately.
  2. This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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