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Recipe

Peach-Basil Margarita

Scott Phillips

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So you’ve bought a bottle of peach liqueur to make the Peach-Almond Icebox Cake…what else can you do with it? Try this refreshing cocktail, which brings a sweet, herbal twist to the classic Margarita.

Ingredients

  • 3 large fresh basil leaves; plus small sprigs for garnish, if you like
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) peach liqueur
  • 1-1/2 fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) silver tequila
  • 1 slice ripe peach

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 210
      Fat Calories (kcal): 0
      Fat (g): 0
      Saturated Fat (g): 0
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 0
      Carbohydrates (g): 16
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 0

Preparation

  • Put the large basil leaves, lemon juice, and peach liqueur into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass; crush with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon for about 10 seconds to release the flavor from the basil. Add the tequila and enough ice cubes to fill the shaker 3/4 full, then stir for about 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with the peach slice and basil, if using.

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  • steveftc | 09/27/2014

    A nice blend of all the elements - basil, peach, tequila; not one flavor overwhelming.

  • Birmingham_MI_Cook | 09/14/2014

    I made this margarita for a dinner party and it was a hit. Unfortunately, the margarita mix that you buy in the store is cloyingly sweet. And then it goes down too fast, and your blood sugar drops in the middle of the night and then you feel crummy the next day because you drank all of that corn syrup fructose. This is so much better and just different enough to make it special.

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