Fresh fruit mixed with a little tequila makes for one tasty margarita. Strawberry Basil is a classic duo and one I am quite fond of. It is even better when blended with a little lime and liquid fun. So, let the fun begin!
The Best Margs Ever
A couple years ago I was in Zurich, Switzerland for work with a couple co-workers. We decided to blow off some steam and went to a dumpy bar to get some margaritas. The waitress brought a blender to the table and made the margaritas right in front of us with fresh strawberries. Like SO MANY fresh strawberries. Anyway, it was one of the best margaritas I’ve ever had in my life and ever since then I’ve been riding the fresh fruit margarita train and haven’t looked back. Ok, that is a huge exaggeration. Let’s get serious. I’ll never turn down a margarita regardless if it comes from the rarest fruit in the world or a $5 bucket from Walmart… I’m not hard to please.
Recipes For the Perfect Happy Hour
Below is a random assortment of recipes at first glance but there is a little reasoning to them. My perfect happy hour would include a batch (or two) of these Strawberry Basil Margs and an assortment of snacks because what is HH without snacks? Anyway, after careful consideration this Loaded Guacamole, Prosciutto Date Flatbread and Chocolate Coconut Almond Bites all made the cut as the three snacks I’d want at my perfect happy hour. What would your happy hour include?
Tools & Equipment
Fresh strawberries and fresh basil mixed with a little tequila is one amazing cocktail.
- 4 cups fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh basil (25-30 leaves)
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup agave
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- salt or sugar (optional)
- Salt or sugar the rims of the glasses you will be using for the margaritas (optional).
- Cut the stems off the strawberries. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately over ice and garnish if you so please!
- Bottoms up!