We can’t believe this is the first time we’re sharing a rum cocktail, because we’re big fans of it. While the spirit doesn’t quite have a permanent spot in our core rotation, it makes an appearance every once in awhile (when we want to switch things up from gin and prosecco).
And if we’re not having rum in a pina coloda, you bet your ass we’re having it in a daiquiri. So, we concocted a pretty sweet one with blueberries, lime juice and basil simple syrup.
Blueberries and basil go really well together. We’ve had this combo in salads, crisps and even pizza so it was time to marry them together in a cocktail. And the results lived up to our very high expectations.
This is a great cocktail to make for a crowd, because it involves throwing everything in the blender. But before you make these, a word of warning: blueberry skins have a way of sneaking in between your teeth. So, maybe don’t serve these up too early in a relationship.
- 8 oz of white rum
- 4 oz of lime juice
- 4 oz of basil simple syrup, which you can grab the recipe for here
- 1 cup of blueberries, either fresh or frozen
- 3 cups of ice
- Cocktail umbrellas, which you can grab here
*Makes four daiquiris
Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until combined. We wanted ours to still have some blueberry chunks in ours, but go ahead and blend for your desired consistency. Pour into glasses, garnish with a cocktail umbrella and take a sip.