Happy April!

I can’t tell you how excited I was to turn over the calendar this morning. There is something about the first of April that’s a clear sign that nicer weather is just around the corner. So to celebrate today, I decided a drink was in order! Plus, it’s been a while since the last Drinks and Links post and I needed to catch you up on some things.

Basil Mojito | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlinks

Today’s drink is a fun take on the classic mojito. A couple weeks ago when I went out to dinner with my mom, she ordered something similar to this and it was delicious. Mojitos are definitely one of my favorite cocktails, and I just love the idea of using basil instead of mint. It’s like a whole new drink, but with the same delicious concept.

Let’s mix one up!

Basil Mojito | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlinks


Basil Mojito

Here's what you'll need:
2 lime wedges
8-10 basil leaves
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce simple syrup*
Club soda
Basil leaf for garnish

In a tall glass, muddle the lime, basil and simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice and then add the rum. Top off the glass with soda water. Gently stir. Garnish with a basil leaf or sprig and an adorable straw.

*Simple Syrup - Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring this to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved and a thicker syrup forms. Chill and store in the refrigerator until use.


Basil Mojito | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlinks

Yes, it tastes as delicious as it looks.

Basil Mojito | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlinks

If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, you can use something like Sierra Mist instead of club soda. Now, go mix yourself up this refreshing spring-inspired cocktail and meet me back here for a few of my favorite links.

Basil Mojito | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlinks

First, have you heard of Sam Smith? He was the musician on last week’s SNL. His voice is unbelievable! You can check out his SNL performances here or his music video here.

Last month on BHG’s Style Spotters, I blogged about livable color and how to incorporate sunny yellows into your home decor.

30 things to stop doing to yourself.

‘Tis the season. Check out these six tips for easy spring entertaining.

I just received Sweet Paul’s new book in the mail! It’s full of deliciousness and crafts. A winning combination. I can’t wait to sit down (maybe with a big ol’ Basil Mojito) and leaf through its awesomeness.

Have you seen the new collections from Oh Joy! and Young House Love at Target? I’m so excited for them. (I’m also a tad envious.) What do you think of their lines?

Drizzled Easter Eggs? Yes and yes!

Simple Green Smoothies just launched their newest 30-Day Smoothie Challenge. I think I’m going to give it a try! You?

Basil Mojito | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlinks

And that, my friends, wraps up another Drinks and Links! I’m off for a run in hopes of soaking up some of this sunshine. Have a happy day! (Oh, and those amazing flowers are from here. Aren’t they perfection!?)

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  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode at

    This sounds like a delicious twist on a mojito! The warmer weather definitely has me in a tropical drink mood 🙂 I don’t know if you’re interested, but if you dig herbs in your cocktails, I make a killer Lemon Herb martini. I guest posted the recipe ages ago here: http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2011/09/does-anyone-else-need-drink.html

    I love the Oh Joy! party line at Target but wish it were decor and not party supplies – I love her style and would love to put it in my home. I would also love if Target did a collaboration with you!

  • charity at

    I am sooo making these. Love mojitos!

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