The Perfect Strawberry Margarita with Basil
I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to margaritas but I love cocktails that use herbs in interesting ways. This one is amazing, the muddled basil is a refreshing twist on a classic. Don't like basil, just leave it out.
The best Margaritas use fresh lime + quality tequila and good orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Simple, easy, stress-free. For the best results use a high-quality tequila, made with 100 percent agave. Get the Perfect Classic Margarita Recipe
Obviously, the best margarita is made with freshly squeezed lime. So let's make a pitcher of Margaritas!
Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe
This will make one cocktail, to make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate. Simple, right.
- 1 1/2 oz 100 % agave tequila
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz of Agave Syrup
- 1 lime sliced for the garnish
- 1 lime cut into wedges to wet the rim for the salt
- 3 basil leaves
- 3 strawberries medium
To Make 1 Cocktail
In a glass or shaker muddle basil and strawberries.
Add fresh lime juice and agave syrup, stir to mix.
Transfer to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold.
To make a pitcher add all ingredients to a pitcher filled with ice and stir vigorously.
Serve the margaritas over ice and garnish with the lime slices.
I love margaritas with a little heat - if you are feeling brave add a tiny bit of jalapeno, cored and seeded, to the basil and strawberry when you muddle. Start slow, as some chiles are hotter than others. * A note about pre-mixed margarita and mixes. I personally think there are a few premade margaritas that are actually pretty good and make it easy to throw an impromptu party. I do draw the line at the pre-sweetened mixes - I've never had good results using these.
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