Grapefruit Basil Margarita Recipe For Summer

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One of my favourite taste mixtures is grapefruit with basil. Something concerning the tangy citrus and the candy aromatic basil creates the proper stability for me. Throwing in tequila provides it simply the correct quantity of kick. You actually can’t go incorrect with nice citrus, recent herb and tequila too. The mixture is nearly at all times foolproof.

If you’re a margarita lover like myself, you’ll need to do this up to date grapefruit margarita that feels recent and has an important chew to it. A traditional margarita is clearly the very best. But swapping it out for seasonal elements is at all times a pleasant change of tempo. I’ve made my fair proportion of margaritas from strawberry to pomegranate and a traditional skinny margarita. But at the moment I’m going to point out you the best way to make a scrumptious grapefruit basil margarita. It’s excellent for Cinco de Mayo, cocktails with associates or taco evening.

This cocktail will be served on the rocks no downside. Maybe strive making an infused salt rim to spice issues up. A little bit of cayenne and even chopped basil to hone in on the flavour profile can be enjoyable. That’s a part of the explanation why I like cocktails, they’re really easy and enjoyable to change up and make your personal.   This cocktail is tremendous simple to create and doesn’t require a ton of elements. Here’ present I do it.  

Grapefruit Basil Margarita Recipe


  • 1.5 oz silver tequila
  • 1.5 oz recent grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz of recent lime juice
  • 1 squeeze of honey or agave – you may also make your personal easy syrup when you like. Bonus factors for making a basil-infused easy syrup.
  • 3-4 basil leaves  


  1. Tear the basil leaves right into a shaker.
  2. Add your grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and easy syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously. You need to break up the basil leaves so shake laborious! At least 30 seconds.
  4. Pour your grapefruit margarita right into a glass and garnish with recent basil.    

TIP: If you aren’t a fan of tequila, you may simply swap out the liquor for vodka or gin.

I served this cocktail in a martini glass only for enjoyable. A margarita often goes right into a rocks glass although however guidelines are supposed to be damaged proper? Feel free to garnish your glass with a lime, a sprig of basil, and even rim the glass with salt or cayenne and salt combine for a little bit of a kick. Or strive a basil infused sugar. It’s actually so enjoyable to combine issues up and cocktails make it really easy to just do that.

This recipe is definitely REALLY good with vodka though I’m not a fan of vodka. Grapefruit goes effectively with most white liquors so swap it out with no matter you like!  You also can actually improve the flavour of the grapefruit basil margarita by including in grapefruit infused vodka which is straightforward to seek out.  Using infused liquors helps to reinforce flavors which will be nice in case your fruit is probably not tremendous ripe.

PS If you want basil in your cocktails, do this coconut basil gimlet. Also, strive my traditional skinny margarita right here.

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