What is this amazing drink?
September 14, 2007 4:46 PM   Subscribe

A bartender made me an awesome drink that had basil, cucumber, strawberries, and (white?) rum in it. What was it?

I think that he combined the first three in a mortar and pestle and later added rum (and maybe some other stuff?). It was not very sweet at all but tasted light and refreshing and nice. (at least I think it was. I was already on the far end of schnockered when I drank it)

What is this drink? Or, how can I create a drink from these ingredients that tastes amazing?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Did he bruise the cucumber first?
posted by Flashman at 4:48 PM on September 14, 2007 [2 favorites]

Best answer: A mojito variation, perhaps, with strawberries as the sweetener?
posted by chudder at 4:54 PM on September 14, 2007

I think chudder is right on the money! My wife made a couple for me on a really hot day and they kicked ass. The cucs put them right over the top.
posted by snsranch at 4:59 PM on September 14, 2007

If it's a fancier place, it could have been a caipirinha. Similar to a mojito but uses cachaca instead of rum. Strawberry, cucumber, and basil are not uncommon ingredients.
posted by junesix at 5:06 PM on September 14, 2007

If it didn't have mint and club soda, it's probably technically more of a caipirinha than mojito but most bartenders aren't that strict on nomenclature.
posted by junesix at 5:10 PM on September 14, 2007

No rum in it, but a Strawberry Basil Margarita is pretty good stuff.
posted by chrisamiller at 5:12 PM on September 14, 2007

The basil-strawberries-lime-rum mojito variant is all kinds of Delicious, and this sounds a lot like it.

Never tried it with cucumber though. Sounds excellent.
posted by that girl at 5:27 PM on September 14, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks for answers so far. Yeah, it was a pretty nice place. When I drunkenly asked him about the drink all I can remember him saying is that he learned how to make it in Paris.
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel at 5:31 PM on September 14, 2007

"Did he bruise the cucumber first?"

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posted by bdk3clash at 5:59 PM on September 14, 2007

it's obviously a strawberry tzatziki daiquiri.
posted by bruce at 7:16 PM on September 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Can't you go back? Clearly you need to do more first-hand research.
posted by chairface at 9:06 AM on September 15, 2007

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