Entry #3378, March 31, 2014
Spring is that refreshing season we look forward to after a rough winter, and a margarita recipe can do just the trick! It is undoubtedly one of the loveliest times of the year. The snow is gone, the sun shines brightly, and the ground comes to life. As you start planning your summer vacations or finish up your spring cleaning, take time to sit outdoors with a refreshing drink. There are many spring drinks that can awaken your taste buds but none does it as well as a Strawberry Basil Margarita. It is refreshing, uplifting, and is the perfect afternoon cocktail after a morning of cleaning. It is easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. Here’s how to make that tasty treat.
Refreshing Strawberry Basil Margarita
Image via: Pinterest
12 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
8 basil leaves
10 standard strawberries
2½ cups of water
2 cups of silver or gold tequila
Pour the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2½ cups of water and 2 cups of tequila.
Slice the strawberries lengthwise and pour them into the pitcher. Crumble the basil in your hand and add it to the drink. Crumbling it makes it to release flavor into the drink.
Cover the pitcher and leave it in the fridge overnight or for at least four hours. Your margaritas should have a pale pink color after this period.
- You can make raspberry basil margaritas by replacing strawberries with raspberries.
- If you don’t like tequila, substitute it with vodka and make strawberry basil martinis.
- You can serve your margaritas in salted glasses by rubbing their rims with water then dipping them into kosher salt. Margarita salt also serves the same purpose.
Image via: Knead to Cook
This spring drink with fresh fruits is just what your body needs after a long, hard winter. It is perfect for the many spring occasions and holidays. If you enjoy throwing parties but hate the work, serve strawberry basil margaritas. The cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for special occasions. You can make it the night before and leave it in the fridge to cool. The next day, your visitors can drink to their heart’s content as they shower you with praises.
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