GUAVA BASIL DAIQUIRI - The Food in my Beard

5 leaves basil

1 1/2 ounces clear rum

1 1/2 cups guava nectar



  • Place basil in the palm of your hand and slap a few times with your other hand. This will wake up the essential oils in the basil leaves without bruising them the way you would if you muddled them into the drink.
  • Layer the basil leaves into a rocks glass with ice.
  • Mix the guava nectar and rum in a shaker with ice. Shake really well and strain over ice into the glass with the basil.