- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups basil leaves
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces light rum
- Basil leaves and lime wedges for garnish
Simmer water with basil leaves until reduced to 2 1/2 tablespoons. Strain, then stir in light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice. In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the basil-lime syrup with light rum and 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice; shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with basil and lime.