This watermelon basil margarita is simple, refreshing and perfect for warm sunny days.
- 1/4 cup watermelon, cubed
- 4-6 basil leaves
- 1/2 oz agave
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 tsp salt (for the rim of the glass)
- lime wedges (for the rim of the glass)
- watermelon slices (for garnish)
- Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a glass.
- Place the salt in a shallow dish. Dip the glass rim side down, into the salt and rotate it around until the rim is lightly coated. Fill the glass with ice. Set aside.
- Add a heaping 1/4 cup of watermelon and the basil leaves to a cocktail shaker or glass with a lid.
- Muddle together using a muddler or wooden spoon, until the watermelon and basil has broken up.
- Add the agave, lime juice and tequila to the shaker.
- Shake aggressively for 30 seconds.
- Pour in the salt-rimmed glass over ice. Garnish with watermelon slices and fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!
- If you don't have a muddler you can use a wooden spoon to mash/squish the watermelon and basil.
- Use the sweetener of your choice in place of agave (simple syrup, maple syrup or honey).
- ALWAYS use fresh lime juice! Not the bottled juice. Fresh is best. I find that it takes about 1 1/2 limes for 1 ounce of lime juice.
- Try using watermelon tequila for a flavor boost. Alternatively if you don't like tequila you can try substituting in vodka, rum or gin.
- Try using tajin or sugar on the rim of the glass in place of salt.
Keywords: watermelon basil margarita