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White Rum, Basil, and Orange Spritz

By David Lombardo June/July 2019 Issue From Moveable Feast Season 6, Ep.3

Servings: 1

This cocktail is delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day. Substitute regular basil plus 1/2 tsp. lemon juice if you can’t find lemon basil.


  • 1 small lime wedge
  • 1 small orange wedge
  • 4 lemon basil leaves; more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 oz. white rum
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Soda water, for serving

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 130
  • Carbohydrates (g): 7
  • Sugar (g): 6


In the base of a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime and orange wedges, basil, and sugar. Add the rum, lime juice, and enough ice to fill the shaker. Shake until very cold, about 30 seconds. Pour the contents (do not strain) into a highball glass, and top with soda. Garnish with additional basil, if you like.

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  • The_Inept_Chef | 05/26/2020

    Delicious and very refreshing. My drink of choice for quarantining.

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