About this recipe:Mint is not the only herb that works well with rum in a cocktail. Based on the mojito, give this basil and cucumber-flavoured cocktail a try.
3 slices cucumber
8 basil leaves, or more to taste
2 slices of lime
2 shots rum, or to taste
2 sugar cubes
ice cubes as required
1 splash soda water
1 cucumber wedge for garnish
1 sprig fresh basil for garnish
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Method Prep:10min › Ready in:10min
Put cucumbers, basil leaves, lime slices, rum and sugar cubes into a metal cocktail shaker. Mash mixture together with a muddler until the sugar cubes have dissolved. Add ice, place lid onto the shaker and shake vigorously; strain into a chilled glass tumbler filled with ice. Top cocktail with soda water and garnish with cucumber and basil.