Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Peach-Basil Margarita

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 1

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.


  • 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


  • 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.


Rate or Review

Reviews (2 reviews)

  • 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.

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 50%

Already a subscriber? Log in.


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.

Start your FREE trial