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Recipe: Orange Basil Margaritas

Recipe: Orange Basil Margaritas

Ingredients

1 Navel orange, juiced
1 fl oz silver or anejo tequila
½ fl oz Cointreau (orange liquor)
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
a few sprigs fresh basil leaves
salt to rim glass if desired

Directions

If you are rimming your highball glass with salt do this now. Fill the glass 1/2 way with ice.

Rub the basil leaves in clean hands to release the fragrance. Place in a cocktail shaker. Add the orange juice, tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Muddle together with the back of a spoon.

Fill the cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice. Shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass. Add more ice if needed. Garnish with orange slices and a basil leaf.

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Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Margaritas

Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Margaritas

Ingredients

¼ cup fresh raspberries
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) reposado or añejo tequila
1 ½ fl oz (3 tbsp) simple syrup (or add to taste)
ice
coarse or Kosher salt for rimming the glass
Simple Syrup
½ cup granulated white or light brown sugar
½ cup water

Directions

Make the simple syrup. Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes making sure all the sugar has melted. Set aside to cool.

Using a wedge of lime, rub the rim of rocks or margarita glasses with the lime. Dip the edge of the glass into the salt. Fill 1/2 way with ice.

Muddle the raspberries with the lime juice in a cocktail shaker.

Add the tequila and simple syrup. Fill with ice. Shake until well combined. Strain into the prepared glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and more fresh raspberries.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Boozy Frozen Lemonade

Recipe: Boozy Frozen Lemonade

Ingredients

½ cup tequila, vodka, gin or your favorite spirit
4 cups ice
lemon zest for topping

Directions

Combine the lemon simple syrup, liqueur and ice in a blender. Blend on the “smoothie” setting or until smooth.

Top with fresh lemon zest and serve immediately.

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Recipe: Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

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Recipe: Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

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Recipe: Frozen Peach Basil Margaritas

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Recipe: Margarita Popcorn

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Recipe: Pure Lime Margaritas

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Recipe: Frozen Cran-Raspberry Margaritas

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Recipe: Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

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Recipe: Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

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Recipe: Frozen Peach Basil Margaritas

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