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. karen downes says

    I am a cookbook freak. I own about 120 and I read them everyday. I have The Recipe Girl Cookbook. I love it. It is one of my favorites.

  2. elizabethcooks says

    I would love a new blender, mine is really old & just about done. I just adore cookbooks, and this one looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Laurie says

    The mojito looks delish and is really getting me in the mood for summer! It looks like the cookbook has alot of fun and fabulous recipes to try, and I’d like to start broadening my cooking horizons!

  4. Julie says

    I love Lori’s recipes and would love to have a copy of her new book so that I don’t always have to go to the ‘net for them!

  5. gina lovejoy says

    Always looking for fresh new ideas to feed the crowd. a new blender is needed as mine just died last week
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Amanda Rauch says

    I would love to win this because I have always wanted a Kitchen Aid blender and I have a mild cookbook addiction :)


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