strawberry mojito with a ginger, basil and mint infusion

strawberry mojito with a ginger, basil and mint infusion

strawberry mojito with a ginger, basil and mint infusion

strawberry mojito with a ginger, basil and mint infusion

I’m in such a good mood I could jump up and down with joy. I have managed to plough through a series of deadlines and can now see light at the end of the tunnel. This is the home stretch to Christmas and the end of the year, and I think we are all ready get our holiday on. In cape Town this means gorgeous Summer days on the beach, sunset picnics and plenty of parties. This delicious strawberry mojito with an infusion of ginger, basil, mint and black pepper is just the thing to get you into the swing of things.

I love experimenting with infusing flavours together. The black pepper adds a slight layer of heat. It takes a bit of time – although minimal effort is required, and the results are well worth it. For this drink I made the infused syrup in advance and then just whipped up the cocktail as soon as I got my hands on fabulous in season strawberries. You could easily turn this into a punch. Just pour all the sugar syrup, appropriate quantities of rum, lime juice and herbs into a big bowl, top with ice, muddle a bit and add soda water. I quite like it made individually. Leave the rum out for a delicious alcohol-free drink.

The sugar syrup in the recipe will make about 6 cocktails.

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strawberry mojito with a ginger, basil and mint infusion

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7 Responses to strawberry mojito with a ginger, basil and mint infusion

  1. Lia December 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Dear Sam,
    This drink sounds and look so scrumptious that I could have a glass right now!!!
    Lucky you to have a nice summery Christmas while here, we’ll be freezing (lol)!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  2. Hari Chandana December 3, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Sounds too good and awesome.. very nice pictures too.. thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Lori December 3, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    PERFECT for a hot a summer’s day 🙂 x

  4. Emma December 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    remembers me of mellow summer nights 🙂 looks perfect!

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 5, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Gorgeous mojito, it makes me long for a hot summer night!

  6. Terrie September 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for strawberry mojito

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