Day 204 - Ginger Basil Mojito mocktail
As I must have said earlier, I've been completely going nuts with all the contests that are being organized by Indian Food Bloggers Meet and Urban Dazzle. This is just one of many.. stay tuned for the rest of the week!
Ginger Basil Mojito Mocktail
Juice of half a lime + the rind cut up into strips
1 teaspoon sugar
6-8 mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon fresh squeezed ginger extract
2 tablespoons Thai Basil simple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
Lime flavored seltzer or plain club soda
Ice as required
a spring of mint leaves for garnish
Combine the lime juice, sugar, salt, ginger extract, mint leaves and the rind of the lime together in a cocktail shaker and muddle the mixture until the leaves are all mushed up. Stir in the Thai basil simple syrup, add some ice and shake well. Strain out in to a double old fashioned glass and top up with ice cubes and the club soda. Garnish with the sprig of mint and serve.