July 24 marks National Tequila Day! Why not celebrate in style by mixing up a sweet and tantalizing cocktail! Tequila is often a misunderstood drink – usually reminding us of spring break in Cancun, salt rimmed margaritas and cheesy shot glasses. I’m pleased to share with you this classy cocktail that is good enough for you and George Clooney.
I was recently introduced to Casamigos Tequila and unlike my past experiences with tequila, I was given the opportunity to try several Casamigos Tequila cocktails at The Keg that were delicious and soon altered my perception of how you can enjoy this spirit. Therefore, I thought I’d attempt to create a tasty and refreshing tequila cocktail of mine own.
This Pink Berries Basil Margaritas calls for simple, fresh summer ingredients! I hope you enjoy!
- 2 part Casamigos Blanco
- 2 part soda water/sparkling water
- 1/2 part simple syrup (sugar melted in water)
- 3/4 part fresh squeezed lime juice
- 8 fresh strawberries (leave a few as garnish)
- handful raspberries (leave a few as garnish)
- 4 -5 fresh basil leaves (leave a couple as garnish)
Muddle half of the strawberries, a few raspberries, and 3 basil leaves, add remaining ingredients, shake with ice and pour into glasses. Garnish with strawberries, raspberries, and basil leaves. Ready to serve!
There are many more Casamigos tequila cocktail recipes available here. Founded by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman, Casamigos is a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.