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Frozen Thai basil and makrut lime Mojito

Refreshment incoming.

By The Gourmet Traveller team
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking (plus chilling)
  • Serves 6
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Does this frozen Mojito deliver big-time refreshment? Yes. Will you regret making it? Not at all. This recipe asks for Thai basil, but if it's unavailable substitute sweet basil or a mix of basil and mint.


  • 220 gm (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 10 makrut lime leaves, torn 1½ cups firmly packed Thai basil leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 125 ml (½ cup) lime juice
  • 160 ml (⅔ cup) white rum
  • 6 cups crushed ice


  • 1
    Combine sugar, lime leaves and 250ml (1 cup) water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved then simmer 1 minute. Set aside to cool then place in the fridge to chill (2 hours). Strain syrup once cool.
  • 2
    Blend syrup and basil in a blender until very smooth. Add juice and rum and blend until combined. Divide crushed ice between 6 serving glasses, top with basil mixture and stir to combine. Garnish with extra Thai basil or mint leaves.