Cherry, Berry & Basil Margarita
Your friends will thank you for this.
Cherries are such a pretty fruit and of course they taste ever so good.
They’re in season from June through September and I can hardly resist buying them when I see them in the store.
But sometimes they can be a bit on the expensive side so when possible, I like to use frozen cherries for certain recipes and then save the fresh cherries for the garnish.
A margarita is one of the things I like to use frozen cherries for, and also smoothies.
This margarita has berries in it too which is a perfect way to use the berries I have stored in the freezer.
It never fails, I see fresh berries in the store at a great price so I buy multiple packages and have grand plans of making recipes with them, and then I run out of time.
This recipe can also be made without alcohol if preferred.
For the nonalcoholic version, just replace the tequila with a bit more grapefruit juice.
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Frozen cherries, raspberries, blackberries, grapefruit juice, sweet basil, lime, tequila, margarita salt and,
…just a bit of…
honey to taste.
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
Here’s how to make it.
Rub a quarter lime around the rim of the serving glasses and dip the rims in margarita salt.
In a blender, add the raspberries…
add the cherries…
Then add the basil,
blend on the smoothie setting.
Take a quick taste test and add honey to taste.
Pour the margarita into the serving glasses, and garnish with lime and basil.
Serve right away…
…while nice and cold.
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More Cocktails and Nonalcoholic Beverages with Basil You May Like:
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Basil and Mint Lemonade by Taste and Tell Blog
Roasted Blueberry and Basil Margaritas by How Sweet It Is
Basil Lemonade by Love and Olive Oil
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- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 lime, juiced (for the margarita)
- 2 cups ice crushed or cubes
- 1 tablespoon chopped sweet basil
- ½ cup grapefruit juice
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 tablespoons honey or to taste
- 1 lime quartered (for rimming the glasses and garnish)
- Margarita salt (for rimming the glasses)
- 2 small sprigs of sweet basil (for garnish)
- Rub a quarter lime around the rim of the serving glasses and dip the rims in margarita salt. Set aside.
- In a blender, add the cherries, raspberries, blackberries, lime juice, ice, basil, grapefruit juice and tequila. Blend on the smoothie setting. Do a taste test and add honey to the desired sweetness.
- Pour into the serving glasses, and garnish with lime and basil. Serve right away while it's ice cold.
- For the nonalcoholic version, just replace the tequila with a bit more grapefruit juice.