We don’t know about you, but the cold weather makes us think about summer, cocktails, and backyard parties. Right now, there’s nothing we would like more than jumping into a pool or soaking up the sun. And we all know you can’t have a perfect summer day unless you have the right drink in your hand.
The lemon-basil CBD mojito is a refreshing non-alcoholic summer mocktail ideal for barbecues, pool parties, and casual dinners. This is an elegant non-alcoholic mojito you can serve during the hot summer months to beat the heat.
This mocktail is usually prepared with basil, but you can also use tulsi if you want to. Tulsi is also called holy basil, and it’s a plant commonly used in the Indian culture for spiritual or religious purposes. Tulsi has a stronger aroma than regular basil. Replacing the basil with tulsi will enhance the mocktail’s taste, giving it that extra kick it needs when you drink it on a hot sunny day.
The mocktail is easy to prepare, and it can be served immediately or stored for the following day.
6 cups of basil leaves, divided. Make sure the basil is fresh
4 cups of water
1 – ½ cups of sugar
4 cans of Sprig Lemon Tea
Mix the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Put three cups of basil in a small bowl, and crush it with a pestle or a wooden spoon until the aroma is released.
Stir the crushed basil into the sugar mixture, and remove the saucepan from heat.
Let the mix cool completely, and then refrigerate it until cold. You can refrigerate this mixture for up to two days
Put 2 cups of crushed ice and the remaining basil in a pitcher. Using a wooden spoon or a muddler, press the basil against the ice until its aroma is released.
Stir in the basil syrup.
Squeeze the juice of a lemon in the mixture
Add the Sprig Lemon Tea and stir well with a spoon when you want to serve the drink.
The mocktail is best served in tall glasses, poured over crushed ice. You can garnish the drink with fresh basil leaves and thin lemon slices.
You can change things up by garnishing the drink with fresh mint leaves instead of basil. You can also crush some mint in the pitcher before adding the basil mixture, changing the recipe completely and surprising your guests.