Sparkling Strawberry Basil Margarita.
  • Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup (Water, Fresh Strawberries, and Sugar)
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 ounces of Silver Tequila
  • 1.5 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Topo Chico (or other sparkling lime water)
  • Ice
  1. To make the strawberry simple syrup, combine 1.5 cups of water, 1 cup of chopped fresh strawberries and 3 tbsp. of sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the syrup has reduced by about half. Use a whisk or fork to mash the strawberries until broken down into smaller pieces and then remove from the heat and transfer to a container to cool in the fridge for at least one hour. The simple syrup should make 8-10 drinks.
  2. To make the drink, add 1 Tbsp. of strawberry simple syrup to the bottom of a glass (include some of the bits of strawberry) and muddle with 3-4 basil leaves. Add ice to the glass and pour over tequila and lime juice, stir to combine. Top each glass with Topo Chico or another sparkling lime water and serve with additional basil and lime for garnish.
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