Herb Twist Cojito

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: A party
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1 bunch (4 ounces) fresh mint, plus more for garnish

1 bunch (4 ounces) fresh basil

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup water

4 limes, juiced, plus wedges, for serving

3 cups coconut rum

1 (16-ounce) can coconut milk

1 liter seltzer water


  1. Make an herb infused simple syrup by combining the mint, basil, sugar and water in a pot. Cook over medium heat until the syrup turns clear.
  2. Strain the syrup into a pitcher. Squeeze in the lime juice. Stir in the rum and coconut milk. Add wedges of lime and sprigs of mint to the pitcher for color. Pour into a highball glass over ice. Top with seltzer.