Lime, rum and basil cocktail

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author CASA Veneracion


  • 2 limes (ours are rather small; use one lime if yours are large)
  • 6 to 8 sweet basil leaves torn by hand
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • white rum (how much depends on how strong you want your drink; I used about 1/3 c. and mine's pretty strong)
  • ice


  • Zest then squeeze the limes.
  • Put the zest, juice, basil leaves and simple syrup in a shaker. Use a muddler to bruise the basil leaves and squeeze out the juice and natural oil. Leave to infuse for about five minutes.
  • Pour the rum into the shaker. Add ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy.