Italian Mojitos (Basil + Lime)

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Italian Mojitos made with fresh basil, lime juice, and of course vodka! Such a fun and pretty cocktail just begging to be made this Summer. Cheers!

italian mojitos garnished with limes and straw

Mojitos. There’s just something about mojitos. The fresh mint, zing of the lime juice, and sweet after notes from the simple syrup. But I happen to be a basil girl. It’s probably because I love Italian food so much, just can’t get enough! So why can’t mojitos be made with fresh basil instead of fresh mint?? Well, it turns out they can. And its super delicious!


cocktail on tray

plants growing by a window

I even started growing fresh herbs in anticipation of this cocktail. I KNOW. I have a BLACK THUMB. (I recently killed some succulents…I didn’t even know that was possible…) But I’m so tired of going to the store every day for fresh herbs. It’s time I keep some plants alive and well. Starting with my faves basil, mint, and cilantro. WISH ME LUCK!


close up of italian mojito

two italian mojitos on a black tray

But back to these Italian Mojitos. The fresh basil is a must, but I was also inspired by Pearl Vodka‘s new Lime Basil Vodka (!!!!!!). Major wow factor. It tastes infused…its so bright, vibrant, and YUM. Pearl is a local St. Louis brand that I have loved since I moved here. I’m SO honored to be working with them this year. When I got a package of this new Lime Basil Vodka in the mail it was love at first sip. You HAVE TO try it. (It’s available nation wide. GO NOW)


bottle of Pearl Lime Basil vodka behind cocktails

mojitos on a tray with sliced lime wedges in a bowl

These Italian Mojitos are sure to take away your Monday Blues.

I hope you love them! Click HERE to find where Pearl Vodka near you.

top view of mojitos with straws, lime wedges, and crushed ice

italian mojitos on a tray with limes


If you’re making drinks for a crowd, try our Mojito Pitcher Recipe instead!



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