Happy New Year everyone!
I hope 2015 was a fantastic year for you and your family! It was a busy, but great year for my daughter Ella and I. In 2016, I hope to get back to blogging more regularly and bring some more bookish and recipe posts your way. Ella will also be starting a kid blog with DIY's, recipes and other fun stuff. As soon as I have all the details, I'll be sharing with you! We are super excited to start her blogging journey together and I know you'll love what she has to share!
Today I have the perfect cocktail for you to ring in the New Year! Lemon Lime Basil Margaritas... sounds amazing, right? My sister had a similar margarita at a restaurant, so we decided to recreate it at home. With all the wonderful citrus available right now, it's a great time to make this recipe and celebrate! I recently ordered a whole box of mixed citrus fruits from my local Bountiful Baskets, and a recipe like this is one way you could use up some of that fruit.
The basil adds a touch of flavor that takes this margarita to the next level of goodness. I love fresh basil everything, but when paired with the freshly squeezed lemon and lime juices, it's extra delicious! Serve them at a New Year celebration, girls night in or just because! They are a crowd pleaser and everyone will want the recipe before they go home!
I hope you enjoy this last recipe of 2015 and I hope you have a happy, healthy and blessed 2016. Thanks so much for reading my stories and trying my recipes! I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for each and every one of you! :)
Lemon Lime Basil Margarita
Ingredients (1 margarita)
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 3-4 small basil leaves, muddled
- sea salt and sugar for lining glass rim
Pour salt and sugar into a plate. Wet the rim of the glass with lemon juice, then turn upside down and coat rim with salt and sugar.
Pour ice into the margarita glass.
In a shaker combine juices, simple syrup, tequila, triple sec and basil. Pour over ice and serve immediately.
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