810- Cherry & Basil Mojito / موهيتو بالكرز (حب الملوك) والريحان

Jul 22, 2020 | Beverages

Prep time :

10 minutes

Cook time :

5 minutes

Serves :

4

Complexity :

Easy

Ingredients :

For the cherry syrup:

70 grams (2.4 oz) red cherries, pitted 

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 tablespoons water

 

For serving:

1 liter (4 cups) sparkling soda 

10 red cherries, pitted and halved

12 fresh basil leaves

Cherry syrup 

Juice of 1 lemon

Lemon slices

Ice cubes

Directions :

Step 1: Preparing the syrup

1- In a saucepan, over medium heat. Add the fresh cherries, sugar, water, and cook for 5 minutes stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon until the texture becomes similar to jam.

2- Place a strainer on a bowl, add in the cherries jam and press it using a spoon to extract the syrup. Set aside and allow it to cool.

 

Step 2: Preparing the mojito

3- Place 5 cherry halves, 3 basil leaves, 1 teaspoon of the cherry syrup, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into the bottom of 4 individual serving glasses.

4- Fill the serving glasses with the sparkling soda and set aside for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator to infuse.

5- Add the ice cubes to the cherry and basil mojito and serve cold.

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