Costa Rican Basil Mojito and other local cocktails

Basil Mojito Cocktail

A twist on a traditional mojito using basil instead of mint!

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Costa Rican
Keyword basil mojito, costa rican cocktail, mojito cocktail recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 450 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 10 basil leaves
  • 5 lime wedges
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • Splash ginger ale
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a 16 ounce glass, muddle (mash together) the basil leaves and lime wedges.  

  2. Add the simple syrup and rum. Stir to combine. 

  3. Fill glass with ice cubes and add the splash of ginger ale.

Nutrition Facts
Basil Mojito Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 97.5mg118%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.