Last week I was helping plan and organize a Mexican Themed Girl’s Night party for my boss, and I was excited to find some new mexican recipes, along with some fun cocktails. Whenever I think of a fiesta, I think of margaritas! It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually started liking margaritas, and they have to be made perfectly; on the rocks, with a ton of lime, and salt on the rim. However, when I was searching for new recipes I came across the most delicious looking Strawberry Basil Margaritas, and decided it had to be made. My boss agreed that it looked wonderful, so we added it to the menu. Well, I was so excited about these margs, that I had to go home and make it that night. While I put my son to bed, my husband ran out and bought the couple of ingredients we didn’t have, and by the time Austin was asleep, my husband was chopping up strawberries. This is definitely super easy, inexpensive, and would make an awesome party cocktail. The recipe says to let it sit overnight, but 20 minutes was long enough for us. We did drink more the following day, and it had a bit deeper flavor, but it was still really good right away. These are super easy, and super strong! Serve them up with some Bean and Potato Enchiladas, or a Southwestern Pizza! Enjoy!
Strawberry Basil Margaritas
- 1 can frozen limeade concentrate (12 ounces)
- 10 strawberries (or 12 if you're using smaller ones from the farmer's market or your backyard.)
- 8 basil leaves
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups tequila (gold or silver)
Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water. Add 18 ounces, or 2 1/4 cups cans of tequila (or a bit less, if you don’t want your drinks to be quite as strong).
Hull the strawberries, slice lengthwise, and add to the pitcher.
Crumple the basil a little in your hands or muddle it a bit (this will help the basil flavor release into the drink) and add it to the pitcher, too.
Place the pitcher, covered, in the fridge overnight, or for at least four hours. (We drank after about 20 minutes and were still delicious)
When you remove the pitcher from the fridge, your margaritas will be a lovely pale pink color. Serve over ice and enjoy!
Makes 1 pitcher, or about 8 servings
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