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Guest Blogger: Purple Basil Mojitos!

 High Rise Hostess is a hip site owned by New Yorker Olivia.  We’re happy to share her tips as today's guest blogger on Second City Soiree.  You can follow Olivia on Twitter.com/HighRiseHostess.

 I am thrilled to be guest blogging for Second City Soiree today! I thought since warm weather is on the horizon, it would be fun to share a cocktail recipe perfect for your summer cocktail for your next party. It is always fun to have a “secret ingredient” something festive to “wow” your guests. This summer mine is purple basil! Its not always easy to find, but make a trip to your local farmer's market to hunt for it; it's worth it!

The Purple Basil Mojito

  • 2-3 Sprigs Fresh Purple Basil
  • Ice Cubes
  • Light Rum (depending on how much you desire)
  • 1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda

In a tumbler, muddle 1 lime wedge and basil. Fill tumbler with ice. Add rum and syrup. Top with club soda. Stir well. Garnish with remaining lime wedge. Serve.

* If you would like to adapt this to a non-alcoholic beverage replace rum with fresh lemon juice

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Reader Comments (1)

with all of our basil getting to full bloom, this is a creatively delicious idea!! We will be adding this to our weekend entertaining repertoire! Thank you!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe savvy host

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