Watermelon Basil Margarita

Watermelon is the epitome of SUMMER! I just love watermelon and making cocktails with it. This recipe is perfect for a summer bbq, you can make a pitcher of it to please all your guests! The flavor of the basil adds just the right amount of herbal flavor to this sweet drink. I have found a new favorite! But be careful… it’s a strong one!

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 3/4 cup watermelon pieces (cubed)
  • 8 leaves fresh basil
  • 3 ounce silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp triple sec
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Twang-A-Rita Sunrise Spice for the rim

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, add watermelon, basil and a few pieces of ice.  Muddle until watermelon is well juiced and basil is torn.
  • Add agave, triple sec, and lime juice and fill with ice.  Cover and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Rub the edge of the glass with a fresh lime wedge or lightly dip the glass in fresh lime juice.  Dip in chile spice mixture and move glass around to fully coat.
  • Double strain using the cocktail tea strainer into the freshly rimmed glass.  Finish with fresh ice.

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