The summer season always inspires me to start planning all of the cold and tasty libations that I can indulge in. So, when my friend gifted me a bag of freshly – picked lemons, I knew that I had to get to work on my first cocktail to celebrate the warm weather.
I decided to keep the flavors simple and fresh: citrus paired with my newly grown garden basil to compliment plus a little bit of organic agave to create balance. These ingredients combined with a smooth silver tequila and it becomes the ideal mix of refreshing, sweet, and sour: which is perfect for a warm, sunny day.
See below for my easy recipe for a frozen lemon basil margarita. Cheers!

I n g r e d i e n t s

  • 1.5 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz of honey or golden syrup
  • 1 sprig of basil (I used Thai basil for this recipe – learn how to Grow Your Own Herb Garden Here)
  • 4 large cubes of ice
  • OPTIONAL: juice from a piece of orange if you want to add a sweeter taste
  • Garnish: half rim of salt and 2 basil leaves

I n s t r u c t i o n s

  1. In a small blender cup, lightly muddle the sprig of basil (I typically use a Nutribullet because of how quickly it crushes up the larger pieces of ice!)
  2. Next, add the tequila, lemon juice, honey, and ice
  3. Blend ingredients together until thoroughly mixed (you may need to add more ice depending on how slushy you want your drink)
  4. Rim half of a small rocks glass with salt
  5. Pour mixture into glass and garnish with basil leaves

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