Not wanting to completely deplete our mint plant, Paul and I got creative with cocktails this week and used some of our 18 (!!) basil plants to make "mojitos". We tossed in some strawberries too and the results were fantastic.
To make : Cut your strawberries (about two per drink) into small pieces. In a glass, muddle strawberries, a few basil leaves, a teaspoon of simple syrup and the juice from a wedge of lime. We used a wooden spoon to mash everything together well. Add 1 oz of white rum and ice cubes. Fill the rest of the glass with cold soda water and stir.
Enjoy - these are so good.
Happy weekend and happy, happy Easter!