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: Margarita – my personal recipe!



Great for big batches or just one delicious drink, this is the Halpern house special recipe.

1 Part Tequila – I prefer Cabo Wabo Reposado but use your favorite
1/2 part Grand Mariner or other Orange Liquor
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Lime Juice
Splash of Grapefruit Juice
If this is too tart for your taste, sparingly add a little Agave Syrup
Sliced Lime
Kosher Salt

Wipe the rims of your glasses with the end of a sliced lime. Pour salt onto a small plate and dredge the rim of each glass through the salt to coat. Add all ingredients and ice to a shaker or large beverage container. Shake or mix well. Pour into salt-rimmed glasses. Ole!

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