Strawberry Basil Margarita

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

This strawberry basil margarita is a fun twist on the classic Margarita. This Margarita is full of sweet strawberries, tart lime, citrus tequila, and just a hint of basil. It is nice to switch up your favorite cocktail and spice it up a bit. 

Strawberry Basil Margarita

1/2-pint fresh strawberries

1/2 c. tequila of choice

1.5 oz. Cointreau

1 lime juiced (about an ounce)

1 tbsp honey raw if you have it

2-3 basil sprigs

Ice

Kosher salt



Instructions Frozen Pour about 1/4 cup of kosher salt onto a small side plate. Rub the juiced lime Rhine around the edge of two rocks glasses, then dip each glass into the container of salt or sugar. Place the strawberries, basil, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, honey, and a few handfuls of ice (6-8 cubes) into a blender. Blend thoroughly on high until the strawberries, basil, and ice pulverized. Pour into the salted glasses and serve immediately. On the Rocks Pour about 1/4 cup of kosher salt onto a small side plate. Rub the juiced lime Rhine around the edge of two rocks glasses, then dip each glass into the container of salt to rim the edges. Fill each glass with crushed ice or several ice cubes. Place the strawberries, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and honey into a blender. Blend thoroughly on high until the strawberries pulverized. Finely chop the basil and place it into the bottom of a decanter or cocktail shaker. Muddle the basil to release the flavors and oils. Pour the blended margarita ingredients into the decanter along with the muddled basil and stir vigorously to incorporate it. Pour into salted, iced glasses and serve immediately. 


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