Scrub Island Basil Shore

The Basil Shores – an awesome taste bud experience! Citrus and fruity, herbal and sparkly

The Basil Shores – an awesome taste bud experience! A unique flavor of cucumber and basil, mixed with citrus and peach flavors; a tropical drink from the BVIs.

Scrub Island Basil Shore made with Rum
Tropical Cocktail Basil Shores, Scrub Island Resort BVI

While checking out the British Virgin Islands my ‘home base’ was the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. It was a charming place, with 52 guest accommodations; 10 luxury villas; and a 55 slip marina.

Scrub Island Marina
Scrub Island Resort Marina

I headed up to the pool bar one late morning and I introduced myself to Stacy. I wanted to try a few of the house specialties so I ordered a number of drinks like the Scrubslide, Basil Shores and Scrub Island Spiced Tea.

Stacy Scrub Island Marriott
Stacy from Scrub Island Resort holding her Blue Passion made with Hpnotiq, Blue Curacao and Absolut

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Ingredients you’ll need to make a Basil Shore

Scrub Island Basil Shores Ingredients
Tropical Cocktail Basil Shores Ingredients
  • White Rum
  • Orange Juice
  • Peach Puree
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cucumber
  • Fresh Basil

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How to make the Basil Shores

First, blend the cucumber and basil leaves in a small food processor. When creating puree, I use this Cuisinart Mini Food Processor.

Fill a shaker half full of ice and add the Rum, peach puree, orange juice, lemon and cucumber basil puree. Shake for 15 seconds and pour the strained ingredients into a glass with ice.

Scrub Island Exotic Drinks of the BVI
Tropical cocktails from Scrub Island BVI. From left to right: Scrubslide, Scrub Island Spiced Tea, Basil Shores

Make sure you try the other great drinks from the pool bar: Scrub Island Spiced Tea and Scrubslide. And don’t forget Stacy’s house specialty, Blue Passion, my favorite by far.

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Scrub Island Basil Shore made with Rum

Scrub Island Basil Shores

Basil Shores is made with Rum, peach puree, orange juice, lemon juice and cucumber and basil puree. The unique flavor of cucumber and basil in this tropical drink make it worth the extra time it takes to prepare.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine BVI
Servings 1 Drink


  • Mini food processor



  • 2 Ounces Bacardi Rum
  • 1 Ounce Peach puree
  • .5 Ounce Orange juice
  • .5 Ounce Lemon juice
  • 1 Ounce Cucumber Basil Puree Recipe below
  • Ice

Cucumber Basil Puree

  • 3.5 Inches Cucumber
  • 4 Basil leaves


Cucumber Basil Puree

  • Peel the cucumber and cut off a 3.5 inch piece and cut into 4 pieces lengthwise
  • Use the peeler to remove the seeds from each piece and then cut each piece into 4
  • Add the pieces of cucumber and the basil to a mini food processor and blend for 15 seconds until pureed


  • Add the rum, peach puree, orange juice, lemon juice and cucumber basil puree to a shaker with ice
  • Shake for 5 seconds and then pour into a glass filled with ice


You can make the Cucumber Basil puree 2 days in advance and it’s enough to make 2 drinks.
Keyword Cocktail, Happy Hour, Mixed Drinks, Rum
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