Hey Blind Pig Friends, how was your Fourth of July? Ours was very low key. We stuck close to home and hung out by the pool. While soaking up the sun we got a hankering for some Strawberry Basil Margaritas. Our garden has been overflowing with herbs this summer thanks to the extra rain that we have been getting this season. It is a shame to let all of those herbs go to waste without capitalizing on the fresh twist that they can add to cooking and mixing cocktails. We know that Strawberry Basil Margaritas are not our own invention and are not anything new on the up and coming bar scene, BUT since this is our blog we thought we would remind you about a crowd pleasing summer cocktail. We included our “Umbrella Worthy” stamp of approval on this recipe, as well.
To make this delicious drink you will need fresh basil, fresh strawberries, Monin Strawberry Flavored Syrup, agave nectar, fresh limes and your favorite tequila. When making margs we always start from our basic Skinny Agave Margarita recipe. However, since we used the Monin Strawberry Syrup, we backed off of the agave nectar slightly.
Place the tequila, strawberry syrup, agave nectar, and lime juice in a shaker over ice and shake for 20-30 seconds. Pour into margarita glass filled with ice — we used sonic ice! Take a basil leaf and clap it between your hands. This releases the flavors and aroma of the basil. Place in cocktail. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries, and enjoy!
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Strawberry Basil Margarita
- 1.5 oz. resposado tequila
- .75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- .50 oz Monin Strawberry Syrup
- .25 oz Monin agave nectar
- Fresh basil for garnish
- Fresh sliced strawberries
- Combine all first four ingredients in shaker with ice.
- Shake for 20 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in glass.
- Slap fresh basil leaf into between hands, place in cocktail.
- Garnish with sliced strawberries.
This cocktail is so yummy, so fresh, so tasty! It is a great cocktail to serve at any neighborhood cookout or if you are just chilling by the pool. What is your favorite by the pool drink?
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