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Strawberry Basil Margarita Summer Cocktail


  • 1/2 pint fresh strawberries

  • 1/2 c. blanco tequila

  • 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 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 plate of salt to rim the edges. Fill each glass with crushed ice or several ice cubs.

  • Place the strawberries, tequila, cointreau, lime juice and honey into a blender. Blend thoroughly on high until the strawberries are pulverized. Finely chop the basil and place 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 muddle basil and stir vigorously to incorporate. Pour into salted, iced glasses and serve immediately.

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