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Strawberry Basil Margarita

Fruity, herbaceous, delicious

With the fresh flavors of summer in every sip, this margarita is not only perfect for Cinco de Mayo but for porch drinking all season long.

This recipe is courtesy of Natalie's Orchid Island Juice.


For the Strawberry Basil Syrup:

  • 2 Cups fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Cup Natalie’s 100% Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup sugar

For the cocktail:

  • 1 part strawberry basil syrup
  • part Natalie’s Margarita Mix
  • 1 part tequila


For the Strawberry Basil Syrup:

In a food processor, pulse strawberries, basil and sugar.

Pour the puree into a small pot, and add lemon juice. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes.

Cool completely, and pour through a metal sieve.

For the cocktail:

Add equal parts strawberry basil syrup, margarita mix, and tequila.

Serve over a generous amount of crushed ice, or blend with ice to make a frozen version.

Pour into salt-rimmed glass.

Garnish with a slice of lime, strawberry, and a few fresh basil leaves.