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Tarragon & Basil Mojito

August 5th, 2010 (part of Cocktail Chronicle)

Mojito is traditionally with mint. I’ve got lots of mint in my garden but also lots of tarragon and basil. So why not? Tarragon gives you a fresh and balanced licorice taste while basil is just the essence of summer.

Basil can be sharp, so I use more tarragon and less basil. Say 3:1 ratio.

Inspired by the Mojito recipe in MIXSHAKESTIR: (Makes 2)

  • Mixture of fresh tarragon and basil leaves, say a packed cup. Tender stems are OK to leave on.
  • 4 oz (1/2 c) white rum
  • 2 oz (1/4 c) lime juice
  • 0.7 oz (1 tbsp & 1  tsp) simple syrup


  1. Fill the shaker with tarragon, basil and the lime juice. It’s hard to muddle when there’s too much liquid. Muddle with a big long wooden spoon if you have one.
  2. Add syrup, rum and ice. Shake and pour.

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