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*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 377mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 47g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 118.2%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 22.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.