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Blood Orange Basil Margarita

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Indulge in the vibrant and refreshing flavors of a Blood Orange Basil Margarita. This delightful cocktail combines the zesty essence of blood orange juice with the aromatic freshness of muddled basil leaves, balanced perfectly with a hint of lime juice, a touch of simple syrup, and the smooth warmth of tequila and triple sec.

The result is a captivating and sophisticated drink that’s perfect for any occasion, offering a unique twist on the classic margarita.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, your palate is greeted with a burst of tangy blood orange juice, its rich citrus flavor creating a vibrant and invigorating sensation. The addition of muddled basil leaves introduces a subtle herbal note, adding complexity and a refreshing aroma that elevates the overall experience.

The lime juice brings a zesty acidity that complements the sweetness of the simple syrup, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

As you continue to savor the Blood Orange Basil Margarita, the smooth tequila and triple sec emerge, providing a warm and slightly spicy undertone that enhances the cocktail’s depth. The interplay of these ingredients results in a well-rounded and sophisticated drink, with each component contributing to a delightful and memorable tasting experience.

The finish is clean and crisp, leaving a lingering hint of citrus and herbs on the palate, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate a refined yet refreshing cocktail.

Tips & Tricks

Rim the glass with a mixture of sea salt and chili powder for an extra burst of flavor.

Use mezcal instead of tequila to introduce a smoky element to the cocktail.

Recipe Card

Blood Orange Basil Margarita

Blood Orange Basil Margarita


  • 6-7 large basil leaves
  • 3 oz blood orange juice
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 0.75 oz triple sec


  1. In a shaker add the basil leaves and lime juice and muddle them well.
  2. Add ice, blood orange juice, simple syrup, tequila, and triple sec.
  3. Shake well to chill and combine.
  4. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.

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