Cocktail of the Week: Blueberry Basil Margarita

blueberry basil margarita

Cocktail of the Week: Blueberry Basil Margarita

A seasonal twist on my favorite Margarita! This sweet and savory Margarita is the best of summer flavors. Be sure to take advantage of what’s growing in your yard and available at the local farmer’s markets when entertaining any time of year.

(Makes 2)
3oz Cabo Wabo Reposado or your favorite reposado tequila
1.5 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries
5-6 Basil Leaves
3oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 tsp Agave Syrup
2 Lime Wheels, a few more Blueberries and sprigs of Basil for garnish

Blueberries, Basil Leaves, Fresh Lemon and Lime Juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle the berries and basil until the berries are broken down and the liquid looks purplish pink. Add the Agave Syrup, Tequila and Grand Marnier and a few ice cubes, cover and shake well. Strain as you pour into to glasses. Serve over ice or straight up. You can adjust the sweetness by carefully adding more or Agave Syrup but with very sweet berries you may need to use even less. Sip and enjoy!

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Cocktail of the Week: Tomato Martini

Tomato MartiniCocktail of the Week: Tomato Martini
It’s that time of summer when fresh, ripe tomatoes are everywhere. Mix up a little tomato vodka and enjoy sipping the fresh flavors of summer!

1 lb ripe tomatoes – one big beefsteak may be enough!
8 oz of your favorite Vodka
½ oz of Dry Vermouth
1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
Pinch of Salt
Cherry Tomato, Basil and Olives for garnish
Makes 4

Cut the Tomato into quarters and place into a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times. Add Vodka and blend to a fine puree.
Strain the puree into a bowl or pitcher using a fine mesh strainer. Add Dry Vermouth, Red Wine Vinegar and a pinch of Salt. Pour into a shaker with ice – shake and pour into chilled glasses.
Garnish with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Olives. Enjoy!

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