Pomegranate Basil Virgin Mojito

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Pomegranate Basil Virgin Mojito |  This pomegranate basil virgin mojito is a twist on the traditional mojito that uses basil instead of mint. It is the perfect refreshing drink for a hot day!
Pomegranate Basil Virgin Mojito

This pomegranate basil virgin mojito is a twist on the traditional mojito that uses basil instead of mint.  It is a very refreshing drink that isn’t too sweet and tastes delicious…an excellent choice for a hot summer day!

Of course, you can always add a splash of white rum if you prefer an alcoholic version.

What You Need

Pomegranate basil virgin mojito ingredients
The ingredients

Ingredients

5 whole fresh basil leaves
2 Tablespoons of pomegranate juice
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
1 Tablespoon of maple syrup or simple syrup
soda water
sprigs of basil
pomegranate seeds or raspberries for garnish

Pots and Utensils

Muddler or wooden spoon

How To Put It Together

1. Tear up the basil leaves and place them in a tall glass.

Mix the juices and maple syrup | Pomegranate basil virgin mojito
Mix the juices and maple syrup

2. Use a wooden spoon or “muddler” to gently crush the basil.  This releases the flavor from the leaves.

3. Add pomegranate juice, lime or lemon juice and maple syrup.

4. Stir to blend in the maple syrup.

5. Fill the glass with ice.

6. Add soda.

The finished drink | Pomegranate basil virgin mojito
The finished drink

7. Garnish with a sprig of basil and a few pomegranate seeds or raspberries.

Pomegranate basil virgin mojito
Pomegranate basil virgin mojito

8. Serve it with a straw to prevent the leaves from ending up in your mouth.

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