These Nectarine Basil Margaritas are the perfect combo of sweetness and salt!
Made with fresh basil, lemon, Honey Syrup, and beautiful nectarines, it’s such a refreshing summertime treat!
Nectarine + Basil Margaritas
I’ve been on a bit of a nectarine kick lately. (Simple + Delicious Nectarine Salad With Prosusitto). Something about this delicious fruit is nostalgic for me. It brings me back to summer road trips to B.C when I was little, stopping at roadside fruit stands for the “cream of the crop” cherries and nectarines, popping them in the cooler, and hitting the beach! There’s nothing quite like a beautiful sunny day, sitting with your butt in the sand and a nectarine in hand. I remember the juice running down our arms, already covered in Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen. Remember that smell? Remember those days?!
You can play with the amounts in this margarita recipe, depending on how much kick you like. If you’re looking for a little more oompf, add an extra bit of tequila and a 1/2 ounce more of triple sec. For a mocktail for you or your kids, just mix the puree with a splash of coconut water.
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- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Three TBSP of Honey syrup
- 4 Nectarines (ripe)
- 2 lemons
- 2 limes
- Small bunch of basil
- 4 ounces of tequila
- 1 ounce of triple sec
- cocktail shaker
- Chop up nectarines into small pieces
- Trim and break up your basil
- Juice your lemons
- Toss nectarines, basil, lemon juice and Honey Syrup into your blender and puree
This will make enough puree for four margaritas, so you can pop what’s remaining in the fridge until you’re ready for another round. I like to make the puree ahead of time, so when cocktail hour hits, the process is simplified!
- Rim your margarita glasses with Himalayan Sea Salt
- Add ice to your cocktail shaker
- Pour in four ounces of tequila and one ounce of triple sec
- Juice one lime and toss in
- Pour in one cup of your nectarine basil puree
- shake for 20-30 seconds and pour into your marg glass
*This recipe makes two drinks.
Garnish with a lime wedge and basil leaf, and get ready to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on your patio!
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