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Lemongrass and Thai Basil Mojito
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Servings: 1 cocktail
For the lemongrass simple syrup (makes 1 cup)
  • 3 stalks lemongrass
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
For the cocktail (makes 1)
  • 1 thin slice of lime
  • 4 leaves fresh Thai basil
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz lemongrass simple syrup
  • ice
  • Coconut LaCroix or club soda
To make the lemongrass simple syrup
  1. Start by cutting your stalks of lemongrass into 1-inch sections. Bruise them with a meat mallet/rolling pin/mortar and pestle. Set them aside for a moment.
  2. Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar is entirely dissolved. Allow it to come to a boil, then turn off the heat. Add the lemongrass and allow it to steep for 2 hours.
  3. Strain the syrup, pressing down on the lemongrass to extract all of the flavor. This simple syrup will keep in the fridge for about 4 weeks.
To make the cocktail
  1. Add the slice of lime and basil leaves to the bottom of a glass. Muddle them together. 

  2. Add the rum, simple syrup, and ice. Top off with some Coconut Lacroix or club soda.