This photo just shows the basil before I chop in up.
This method works well for other herbs too. Below I've chopped up mint to add to my favorite drink, the Mojito.
Just in case you want to indulge:
- 3 fresh mint sprigs
- 2 tsp of sugar
- 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz light rum
- club soda
In a tall thin glass, crush part of the mint with a fork to coat the inside. Add the sugar and lime juice and stir thoroughly. Top with ice. Add rum and mix. Top off with *chilled* club soda (or seltzer). Add a lime slice and the remaining mint, and serve. Add some of your minty ice cubes and you are all set.While I'm on the subject, this also works well with your left over coffee in the morning. Pour it into ice cube trays for later use. Never waste your coffee when you can freeze it and make some iced coffee later in the day. Yum!!
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