Blood Orange & Basil Mojito Cooler

by Christina West March 12, 2020

Blood Orange & Basil Mojito Cooler

Warning: Early spring sunshine may lead to drinking cold beverages! This delicious and nutritious quenching beverage can be made with or without alcohol. Fresh muddled mint and basil give a refreshing burst of flavor while chia seeds add a novel pop to this timeless classic. 

As always this recipe features one of our curated pairing selections:

Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar

What you will need (makes 2):

1 tbs soaked chia seeds

1-2 oz Tequila or Gin of choice (omit for a glorious non- alcoholic beverage)

1/2 lime-fresh squeezed juice 

1/2 blood orange- fresh squeezed juice

1/2 oz Runamok Markut Lime Infused Maple Syrup 

1oz Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar

1/2oz Basil Infuse Olive Oil 

1 bottle of sparkling water

2 fresh basil leaves 

3-5 fresh mint leaves

Ice

To Prepare

In  drink mixer or mason jar add torn fresh mint & basil and muddle with a bar tool or wooden spoon- crushing these a bit releases their full flavor

Add all contents to a drink shaker except sparkling water

Shake 

Remove some of the mint and basil and discard, adding a few piece of the leafy herbs is nice, too many is a nuisance so find your happy medium

Split between two glasses of ice, top with soda water, stir and enjoy!

Tip: Our delicious olive oils add a silky sparkle to mixed drinks, add a swizzle stick or paper straw to keep oil incorporated as you sip. The oil tends to rise to the top- we think it's great wherever it ends up but we prefer it stirred!

 

Recipes & Photos By: Amanda Ashley

 




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