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Watermelon Basil Margarita #Nationaltequiladay

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

tequila and watermelon

Ingredients (per 1 serving):

  • 2 ounces fine tequila (I like Casa Noble, Herradura Reposado, Tequila 7 Leguas, & Azul, but anything will do)

  • ½ ounce triple sec

  • 1.5 ounces lime juice

  • 2 ounces agave syrup or simple syrup

  • 1 cup seedless watermelon

  • 4 large basil leaves (when available use basil flowers for added flavor)

  • Ice cubes

  • Optional garnishments:

  • Tajin seasoning

  • Lime wedges

  • Watermelon slices

Tools needed:

  • Cocktail shaker

  • Muddler

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  • Place basil, lime, watermelon, and simple syrup (or agave) in cocktail shaker (you can add more or less syrup to taste)

  • Muddle all ingredients in cocktail shaker together

  • Fill shaker with ice

  • Add tequila and triple sec

  • Shake it up!

  • Rim margarita/cocktail glass with Tajin and fill with ice

  • Strain cocktail over iced glass and add garnishments if you like

  • Enjoy solo or with a couple of tacos (friends will work too)!

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