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!


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 and notified via valid email address.

Now, onto the recipe! Enjoy!

Orange Basil Mojito Recipe

Orange-Basil Mojitos
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A refreshing Orange-Basil Mojito recipe from The Recipe Girl Cookbook
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ 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
  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 ½ cup water and ½ 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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  1. says

    I’d love to get my hands on Lori’s book! I always love how she puts menus together, her recipes are always amazing. Love this cocktail very much so, and I love those glasses too :)

  2. Lori Hoff says

    I would love to win this cookbook as I’ve been in a recipe rut lately – definitely looking for awesome new recipes to try. I could also use a new blender – mine is 25 years old & limping along.

  3. Ginny says

    I’d love to win so I can make every single delish cocktail you come up with and share them with all my friends! xo

  4. Maria says

    I’d love to win because I find myself going to the internet for recipes so often I could use a new cookbook to flip through and get recipes/ideas from. Not to mention my blender just went kaput. :(

    Also, shared on the following social media:
    Twitter –
    Pinterest –
    Facebook – (although privacy settings might not make it viewable)

  5. says

    I would really like to win the Recipe GIrl Cookbook because I grew up in a house where were didn’t cook much. It was always too messy. I’ve slowly been learning to cook over the past few years and I’m always looking for new ideas.

  6. says

    I would love a new cookbook. With the change in seasons I’m ready to throw out all my winter recipes and start with some fresh and new menu items. Looks yummy too!

  7. Celeste B. says

    I’d love to win the cookbook to add to my collection. I love Recipe Girl’s recipes on her blog so I’m sure there will be lots more great ones in the cookbook.

  8. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says

    This screams summer and I can’t wait to make this! Love adding savory herbs to sweet drinks and desserts, such a trendy thing to do that actually works well!

  9. Chris D. says

    I’d like to win the Recipe Girl Cookbook so I can tryout her many yummy looking recipes.. The blender would be awesome as well.

    I just shared the giveway on Facebook.


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