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White Tea and Muddled Basil Mojito.

White Tea and Muddled Basil Mojito.

I could not be more obsessed with this White Tea and Muddled Basil Mojito. Fresh brewed white tea mixed with a splash of rum and honey, muddled with mint and basil, and topped off with sparkling water. A deliciously refreshing mojito with a fresh from the garden taste. Perfect for both spring and summertime.

side angled photo of White Tea and Muddled Basil Mojito with limes and basil

 

It’s my ideal cocktail for 3 reasons…

Reason 1: Liz sweetens her mojito with honey instead of sugar. This is very much something I love to do. As I prefer a cocktail that’s less sweet and heavier on the citrus.

Reason 2: White tea! In general, I’m not a tea drinker, but I love using tea to flavor cocktails. It’s honestly the only way I can enjoy tea.

Reason 3: In addition to mint, Liz also uses basil in the mojito. As you guys know, basil is one of my favorite herbs.

white tea and muddled basil mojito

Fresh brewed white tea mixed with a splash of rum and honey, muddled with mint and basil, and topped off with sparkling water. 

 prep time 5 minutes
 cook time 5 minutes
 total time 10 minutes
 servings 2
 calories 110 kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz Baihao Silver Needle White Tea 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 2 limes
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • ice cubes
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water