orange basil mojito

Orange Basil Mojito
serves 8 in pitcher

2 oranges, cut into small pieces
1 large handful of basil leaves (?1 cup)
8 Tablespoons of sugar (can also use splenda)
2 cups (yikes!!) of white rum
seltzer water

Combine orange, basil, and sugar in bottom of large pitcher (or divide among 8 highballs) and muddle away until there is a lot of juice in the bottom. Add rum and mix. When you are ready to serve, add the seltzer water. Don't add it early b/c it will go flat. Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with basil and/or orange slices