Blueberry Basil Margarita

August 26, 2016

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Hi, my name is Meghan and tequila is my frenemy but I’ll never turn down a margarita.  Seriously, one of Erick and my favorite spots in Jersey City is Taqueria.  They have the best margaritas and cactus tacos.  Nothing  Better.  So when I was thinking about a refreshing cocktail for this hot and humid weekend I knew I wanted to do my take on the classic margarita.  We’ve been growing basil all summer and up until this point I’ve been using it sparingly.  I’ll be drying a bunch for seasoning but wanted to incorporate what was left into a cocktail.  This blueberry basil margarita is the perfect summer drink – and full of antioxidants!blueberry basil margarita_twine and braids

blueberry basil margarita_twine and braids
ingredients

makes one serving but can easily be increased

  • Sea salt for the rim
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • Additional blueberries, basil leaves and lime wedges for garnish
preparations

Wipe a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip in the sea salt, set aside.  In a cocktail shaker (I don’t have one so a mason jar worked just as well) muddle together the blueberries, agave nectar, lime juice and basil leaves.  Add in tequila, triple sec and a hand full of ice cubes.  Shake well until cold and pour into your prepared glass.  Garnish with blueberries, basil and a lime wedge.

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Enjoy!

Meghan

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