If you are looking for a delicious tequila cocktail to make for summer, you HAVE to make this Strawberry Basil Margarita! With a sweet strawberry simple syrup and fresh muddled basil, this refreshing cocktail is full of fruity flavor you'll crave!
Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 5 sliced strawberries in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Cool the syrup, then strain the liquid through a sieve or cheesecloth, pressing the strawberries to extract all liquid.
Let cool completely before using in the Strawberry Basil Margarita
Strawberry Basil Margarita
To a cocktail shaker, add the basil and tequila.
Muddle basil leaves to release their oils.
Fill the shaker with ice and add strawberry simple syrup and fresh lime juice
Shake well and strain into a low ball glass over ice.
Garnish with sliced strawberries or basil.
Want to skip the simple syrup? Try muddling the strawberries with the basil. Or blend the berries in a blender before adding to the drink.Want more basil flavor? Add more basil leaves or create a strawberry basil simple syrup.