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This mango basil mojito is a cocktail as refreshing as it is tropical. It is perfect for the hot summer afternoons and also to take advantage of the mango season.

two glasses of mango basil mojito

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ingredients to make Ron de Venezuela mango and basil mojito

The first time I made this mango basil mojito was 11 years ago. I lived in Southern California, and I was fascinated by Charlotte Voisey’s strawberry basil mojito. A Filipino friend had given me some mangoes that reminded me of the “briteño” mangoes that I used to eat at my maternal grandparents’ house in Caracas and Margarita Island.

What are Ataulfo ​​mangoes?

mango and basil mojito in the making

In time I would learn that these mangoes are known in Mexico as Ataulfo ​​mangoes, in honor of Ataulfo ​​Morales Gordillo, who first grew them in Chiapas. The Ataulfo is, however, a variation of the Filipino mangoes. They are a true delicacy. They hold the Controlled Denomination of Origin Mango Ataulfo ​​del Soconusco Chiapas, granted by the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property, to the producers in Chiapas.

mango basil mojito in the making

With completely yellow skin, they are oblong in shape, and their seed is flat. Its flesh appears to be made from sugar, and unlike other mango varieties, it is not fibrous.

Honey or Ataulfo ​​mangoes?

mango and basil mojitos

Last weekend we went to Boca Raton, and Tom, our dear friend, was waiting for us with some delicious honey mangoes, the kind that falls ripe from the trees on his patio. You cannot imagine the aroma. The same one that I treasure from my childhood in Caracas.

According to the National Mango Board, honey mangoes are from the same family as the Ataulfo ​​and, like the Ataulfo, are difficult to grow outside the tropics. That is why they are so appreciated. Honey mangoes are the size of “mango de bocado” as we call in Venezuela, these tiny mangoes that can be eaten in two-three bites. They have a small flat seed. Their flesh is as yellow as their skin, and they are sweeter than honey —a true gem.

A Rum with Denomination of Origin

two mango basil mojitos

Back in Miami, I realized that it was National Mojito Day in the U.S., where, as you know, we have a day to celebrate how much God created. So I reached for my newly bought bottle of Santa Teresa Gran Reserva Ron Añejo to make my mango basil mojito. This is the same Gran Reserva rum that we Venezuelans are so fond of. It holds the Controlled Denomination Origin Ron de Venezuela and it’s perfect to mix with fresh fruit juices.

How to Make Mango Basil Mojito

two mango basil mojitos

Better impossible. The best rum from the land where I was born and the best mangoes from the land that adopted me. Bingo! To make this mojito, you will need some utensils and ingredients, including:

Ron de Venezuela Mango Basil Mojito Recipe

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5 from 8 votes

Mango Basil Mojito

This Ron de Venezuela mango basil mojito is a drink as refreshing as it is tropical. It is perfect for the hot summer afternoons and also to take advantage of the mango season.
Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

  • ounces Santa Teresa Gran Reserva Añejo Rum
  • 2 ounces mango puree
  • 7 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 bar tablespoons Monk Fruit
  • Carbonated water or soda to complete

Instructions

  • With an immersion blender, puree the mango and basil coarsely.
  • Put the mango puree in a shaker with the monk fruit and stir a little to dissolve it.
  • Add the lime juice, rum, and plenty of cracked ice.
  • Cover and shake for about 30 seconds until the shaker condenses on the outside.
  • Strain over a short glass of cracked ice.
  • Complete with soda or carbonated water and garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mango Basil Mojito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Cocktails and Drinks
Cuisine: Venezuelan
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Author: Enri

Notes

You can make this mojito either with brown or white sugar, instead of monk fruit.

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