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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 450kcal
Author Toni Dash


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


  • In a 16 ounce glass, muddle (mash together) the basil leaves and lime wedges.  
  • Add the simple syrup and rum. Stir to combine. 
  • Fill glass with ice cubes and add the splash of ginger ale.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 97.5mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 4.1mg