How to Make a Morito Cocktail
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:10AM
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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:

 

 

Gently, muddle the ingredients to bring out the oils and juice from the Lemon and Basil. Be careful to not tear the Basil.

Then, add:

 

 

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.  

Thanks, @cooklocally for the suggestion. If you have a drink suggestion for me let me know. I'm @LetsTiki on Twitter or email me using our Contact Us form.

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