Strawberry Basil Margarita On The Rocks
These tasty strawberry margaritas have plenty of juicy strawberry flavor balanced by tart lime juice, bold citrus tequila and a hint of spicy basil. Watch the recipe video above or check out the tips in the post to learn how to perfectly muddle a cocktail.
- 6 strawberries diced
- 1/3 cup basil microgreens or leaves see note
- ½ oz simple syrup see note
- 1 oz lime juice fresh squeezed
- 2 oz citrus tequila such as Tarantula Azul
- ½ oz triple sec
- 1 cup ice cubes additional to serve
- decorating sugar or margarita salt to rim glass optional
- lime wedges, basil leaves, and strawberries optional garnish
Rub a cut lime around the rim of your margarita glass. Dip the wet rim of the glass in decorating sugar or margarita salt. Set aside.
To a cocktail shaker add diced strawberries, basil microgreens or leaves and simple syrup. Pro Tip: Try crushing the basil gently in your hand before you toss it into the shaker.
Muddle by pressing down lightly and giving a few gentle twists. The drink is successfully muddled when you smell the fresh basil.
Add lime juice, tequila, triple sec and ice.
Shake, strain and pour over ice in a rimmed glass. Garnish with slices or wedges of limes, fresh basil leaves, and sliced strawberries if desired.
Basil: If you can’t get basil microgreens in your area you can use a handful of fresh basil leaves instead. Don’t use freeze dried basil, frozen basil or dry basil from your spice cupboard.
How to make simple syrup: Simple syrup can be bought in the cocktail section of most grocery stores but it is easy and cheaper to make your own!
In a small sauce pan bring ½ cup of water and ½ cup of granulated white sugar to a boil over medium heat. Continue to simmer, whisking once or twice until the sugar crystals have dissolved and the syrup is clear with a faint yellow tinge to it.
Allow to cool and use as directed for cocktails, fresh lemonade, fresh limeade or in your tea! This stores in the refrigerator indefinitely. I store mine in a mason jar with a plastic screw cap to keep it handy for cocktail emergencies.
Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 11mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Iron: 0.5mg