Hmmmm…What did I eat today?
Who cares! I think you’ll be much more interested in what I drank…
When I was in Florida recently with my former college roomies, we ate at Wolfgang Puck’s at Downtown Disney.
I didn’t order this drink, but my friend Catie did, and she graciously swapped drinks with me when I didn’t like the one I ordered.
Then I had two more (and a big fat spinach salad for dinner).
My mom is going to be happy now that I’ve finally made this and posted pics that I can stop telling her how good it is (or maybe I won’t stop until she tries it too).
The thing is, I would have never ordered this combo in a drink, I don’t really like rum, and I dislike traditional mojitos…
This, Ginger-Berry-Basil drink is just awesome.
I didn’t copy the restaurant version exactly—that would be so not my style.
What you need:
about 10 basil leaves
about 4-5 strawberries
a thumb size chunk of ginger
squeeze of lemon juice
sparkling water (I used mineral water) + liquid stevia
Get a 12 ounce wide mouth mason jar…or something else if you must. Put the strawberries (cut in chunks), basil, and ginger in the jar with a squeeze of lemon juice. Muddle It. I don’t have much to muddle things with, so I just used a measuring spoon that had a rounded end. Next add vodka (or rum if you prefer), unless you’re drinking this at 2pm like I was. Put in a few drops of stevia (to taste). Stir with your Glass Dharma straw. Add several ice cubes, pour sparkling mineral water over it, and stir again.
The straw helps to avoid swallowing big chunks (although I got a few pieces through, and that was ok with me). I also ate some of the strawberry chunks when the drink was gone, and they were pretty awesome too.
Would you like this? What is your favorite summer drink?