The fresh basil in my garden was begging to jump into some tequila so I made these today.
1.5 oz good tequila
1 oz cointreau or orange liqueur
1 oz fresh lime juice
4 fresh basil leaves
optional- 1/4 oz agave syrup (I used it today, depends on my mood)
Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, muddle up a little bit, toss in 5 ice cubes and shake hard. Strain and pour over ice!
Ahhhh, summer in Nova Scotia. It can’t be beat really. But it can be improved with a few of these amazingly delicious treats.
Typically I prefer a more traditional drink but these are so easy when you have company and people love them.
- 1 can of frozen lime minute maid margarita mix from frozen juice section
- 6 shots(oz) light rum
- 2 shots(oz) dark rum
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 18-20 ice cubes plus enough water to blend
- a few drops of Angostura bitters to float on top if desired
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Pulse, then blend on high until lime-mint slush is smooth. Pour and enjoy!