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Orange-Basil Mojitos Recipe

Orange-Basil Mojito Recipe Dine & Dish

 The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to winner, Laurie Williams. Thanks to all who entered!

The events of last week put a bit of a hold on my current favorite cookbook showcase, but I’m back this week with a few more favorites to share! Today, I’m featuring my good friend, Lori’s, new cookbook, The Recipe Girl Cookbook!

I’m sure you are familiar with the Recipe Girl blog… one of the most comprehensive places for recipes on the internet. When I found out Lori was going to be doing a cookbook, I knew this was one book I’d want on my bookshelf! I can let you know, friends, that Lori’s cookbook does not disappoint. With over 190 recipes and tips for successful entertaining, The Recipe Girl cookbook is a great cookbook for beginner and advanced cooks a like!

Recipe Girl Cookbook Cover

 

What do I love about Lori’s cookbook? Well, to start, I really like that her cookbook has a lot of variety to it. From simple appetizers, like Caramelized Onion Dip, to healthy salads, like Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds, to Caramel Apple Pie Crust Cookies, there are recipes for each and every taste and occasion. Oh, and cocktails… I love the cocktail recipes in The Recipe Girl cookbook! That’s why I’ve chosen to share this Orange-Basil Mojito recipe with you… it’s unique and refreshing and you’ll definitely want it to be on your list of cocktails to indulge in this summer.

Berry-SaladBefore I get to the recipe, Lori has teamed up with KitchenAid to give Dine & Dish readers the chance to win a copy of The Recipe Girl Cookbook AND a new KitchenAid Blender! Yay!

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Recipe Girl Cookbook & KitchenAid Blender Giveaway Details!

To enter the giveaway for the Recipe Girl Cookbook and a 5-Speed KitchenAid Blender that comes in your choice of 12 different colors ($129.99), leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to win the Recipe Girl Cookbook!

For additional entries, share a link with info about this giveaway on any of your social media outlets. Return to this post and leave a comment letting me know where it was shared. Each place you share it will grant you an additional entry. PinterestTwitterFacebookGoogle+, etc are all great places to spread the giveaway love! You can easily share by using the buttons at the end of this post.

All entries must be received by midnight, CST, Wednesday, May 1st. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified via valid email address.

Now, onto the recipe! Enjoy!

Orange Basil Mojito Recipe

Orange-Basil Mojitos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Orange-Basil Mojitos

A refreshing Orange-Basil Mojito recipe from The Recipe Girl Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup thick simple syrup (see instructions)
  • 10 large fresh basil leaves, stems removed and discarded
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup club soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Additional basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium pitcher, combine the orange juice, simple syrup and basil. Use a wooden spoon or a muddler to crush the basil leaves in the bottom of the pitcher. Stir in the rum and club soda. Serve immediately in individual glasses over crushed ice. Garnish with orange slices and fresh basil.
  2. To prepare thick simple syrup, in a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup granulated white sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from heat and let cool.
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Comments

  1. Michelle L says:

    I follow Lori’s Recipe Girl blog and already know her recipes are great!

  2. Her recipes on her blog are awesome! would love a cookbook to call my own!

  3. I am a new baker so I would work my way through the Recipe Girl Cook book and see how well I can sharpen my skills!

  4. I love her blog and I have seen her book recipes from her other blogger friends this past week and they look and sound so great!

  5. Lori’s Recipe Girl blog is my go-to blog for weeknight meals and I am sure her cookbook is filled with amazing recipes.

  6. I love all of Recipe Girl’s recipes! Every one I have tried has been a huge hit.

  7. I’ve shared the giveaway on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/387450374162561399/

  8. I love Recipe Girl’s recipes, that simple. I’ve been following her blog for a while and truly enjoy everything. This is a wonderful giveaway prize pack that I would love to win!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  9. I would love to add the cookbook to my collection!

  10. shared on twitter:

    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/327224825607249920

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  11. shared on Pinterest:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/53269208065304757/

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  12. I enjoy her blog (and her son’s) and would enjoy using the cookbook!
    Plus a blender would be a bonus as ours is on its way out.

  13. This drink looks delicious. I am loving the basil in it!

  14. This drink is so pretty and Lori book is just amazing! I love it, she did such a awesome job!

  15. The recipes look amazing! I am in desperate need of some new ideas to throw into the family meal rotation.

  16. I want to win the recipe girl cookbook because, well, 1) I love her branding! (yea, I’m a bit of a marketing geek) and 2) I love to try new recipes. I figure if I dig her branding, then her recipes HAVE to be equally as inspiring, right?!

  17. Love the recipes so far – would love to see more from the book!

  18. I am a fan of Lori’s blog and a cookbook junkie! I read cookbooks in bed at night like most people read novels! I’d love to work my way through Recipe Girl!

  19. I love the sound of these mojitos…I just love mojitos in general. Amazing flavors!

  20. I love lori’s easy and family friendly recipes! I’d love to win so I can try out some more of her delicious recipes!

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