Strawberry Basil Margaritas

From taco night to girls’ night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. 

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)

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I am always on the hunt for new margarita flavors. Lime is great and all, but I think margaritas are so much more fun when you incorportate spirits and fruits.

For example, take this Blue Habanero Margarita. Or these Sweet Blood Orange Margaritas. Or this Watermelon Orange Margarita Punch.

See? So much more exciting.

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)

Cinco de Mayo is next week, and that’s basically cause to throw a giant margarita party. I say it’s time to get out the blender and have some serious fun with it.

(Hint: You’re going to need these cactus glasses!)

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)

I teamed up with three of my best blogger friends to bring you four amazing margaritas:

I seriously cannot wait to try them all. I am in love with these Strawberry Basil Margaritas though.

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)

However, I think Chris might love them more than me. We have already made them again, per his request.

When I first made them, he said, “I don’t know what these taste like, but they’re amazing.” (That’s a compliment, right?)

I think what he meant to say was the fresh, aromatic, peppery taste of basil seeps through the tart sweetness of the blended strawberries and lime juice. Normally sharp tequila is quaffed by the garden flavors of the basil, strawberries and lime.

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)

To make them, you’ll need to make a basil-infused simple syrup, then you’ll blend it together with fresh, hulled strawberries, lime juice, triple sec and tequila. For tequila, I used silver because that’s what I had on hand, but you can use añejo — that would be my preference for sure. Learn how to choose the right tequila.

You’ll chill the blended base to infuse it further, then serve! Then, I garnished my margaritas with a sugar rim and a sprig of bright basil leaves.

Seriously. You need to try them. And this Margarita Granita! And the other suggestions I had! See why a margarita night is most definitely in order? Don’t make me say I told you so! // susannah 

Pin these Strawberry Basil Margaritas!

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sippers around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)


From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sipper around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sipper around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to become fan favorites.

Ingredients

For the Basil Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 20-25 basil leaves

For the Strawberry Basil Margaritas

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 ounces triple sec (such as Cointreau)
  • 2 ounces basil simple syrup
  • lime wedge, for rim
  • sugar, for rim
  • basil sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, water and basil leaves. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Let cool completely. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain out basil leaves, and decant syrup into a glass jar. Store in up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  2. In a blender, combine strawberries, tequila, lime juice, triple sec and basil simple syrup. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Use a lime wedge to moisten the edge of a margarita glass. Pour 2 tablespoons of sugar onto a plate. Roll the outer edge of two glasses in the sugar.
  4. Pour margaritas into glasses. Garnish with a sprig of basil.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 3gSugar: 90gProtein: 2g

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