The Serengeti

READY IN: 10mins


  • 12
  • 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 1/2 ounces flavored vodka (recommended, Bacardi Coco Rum)
  • 3
    ounces prepared sweet-and-sour mix (recommended ( Finest Call)
  • 1
    sprig fresh basil, for garnish


  • 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.
  • 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.