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Lemon Basil Margarita

Try this Lemon Basil Margarita recipe soon, because tequila-based decisions make the best stories.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cocktail recipes, gluten-free alcohol, margarita recipe
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 251kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • .5 ounce Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • 4-5 torn basil leaves
  • 1 oz. lemon simple syrup
  • club soda optional
  • garnish: lemon wedge and basil leaf
  • lemon sugar rim or salt rim optional but encouraged


  • If you're going to add a lemon sugar or salt rim to the glass, do that first, by rubbing a sliced lemon around the rim of a glass and ten dipping the rim in lemon sugar or salt.
  • Add the tequila, Grand Mariner or Triple Sec, torn basil leaves and lemon simple syrup to the glass, and stir briskly to combine. (You don;t want to beat up the basil, but you want it to release its flavorful oils.) 
  • Add ice to the glass, then fill with club soda. Stir to combine, then garnish with lemon wedge and a basil leaf.



Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Iron: 1mg