Thai Basil - bai horapa When harvesting Thai basil, don’t remove single leaves as you need them. Pinch off the top section of a stem, stopping just at the intersection where two leaves emerge. This will prompt the plant to produce new growth branching off from the place where you removed the stem. Removing leaves individually will not achieve the same result. Rinse the leaves in cool water to remove dirt or grit and pat dry between paper towels before use.
Thai Basil Mojito 2 lime wedges 10 Thai basil leaves 2 ounces white rum 1 ounce simple syrup, recipe follows soda water Thai basil sprig, for garnish In a cocktail shaker, muddle together lime wedges, Thai basil leaves, rum, and simple syrup with crushed ice. Pour into a chilled highball glass. Top off with soda water. Garnish with Thai basil sprig. Yield: 1 drink.