This is a super easy margarita recipe that doesn’t require any blending or making simple syrup. Shake, pour, sip.
My first spring garden cocktail of the year! Last week was a rough one, and I appreciate all of the folks that reached out on social media, email, and text. Our good friends had to put their dog, Willow, to sleep, and Dave and I both took it really hard. It was definitely the right decision, and we are glad that she is no longer suffering. Willow was like a part of our family, too. She was Jenna’s best friend, and I’m getting a little bit emotional just writing this, so it’s time to stop and talk about making margaritas.
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So, that’s the bad news. The good news is that one of the lovely folks who reached out with a distraction was my friend Flo, who asked me to point her to a fresh margarita recipe. It was a thoughtful way to take my mind off of everything else, and it reminded me that I haven’t done a new margarita recipe in a while. I suggested this grapefruit margarita and decided to brainstorm another margarita recipe ASAP. It only felt natural to include some fresh herbs from our new herb garden in the mix.
This easy margarita recipe is pretty traditional, and the basil adds an earthy balance to the zesty limes and Triple Sec. I definitely recommend it for your next porch-worthy afternoon!
Basil-Lime Easy Margarita Recipe
Yield: 1 margarita
- 1 1/2 ounces good tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
- juice of 1 fresh lime
- 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon basil leaves, chopped
- Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass full of ice.
- Garnish with a basil sprig and a lime wedge.