The Morito is a twist on your traditional Mojito. This recipe was given to to me by @cooklocally on Twitter. What makes the Morito different from a traditional Mojito is that you use Lemon and Basil instead of Lime and Mint. This is a crisp and refreshing drink great for a hot summer day. If you find a Mojito too sweet give this one a try; It uses much less sugar. I think you'll really like it. To make a Morito add to a glass:
- 1 Large Basil Leaf
- 2 slices of Lemon
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
Gently, muddle the ingredients to bring out the oils and juice from the Lemon and Basil. Be careful to not tear the Basil.
- 1 oz Vodka
- Top with Tonic
Pour the drink into a shaker and then back into the glass to mix it up. Enjoy!
When I first read this recipe I was a bit skeptical about how Basil would taste in a cocktail, but I was sure surprised. The Lemon and Basil go really well together. I'll definitely be making this one on a regular basis.