Blood Orange Basil Margarita

A refreshing twist on a classic.

  • Author: Ana
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail



To Rim the Glass:

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lime zest (fresh!)
  • 1 wedge lime

To Muddle:

  • 3 slices Blood Orange (1 for garnish)
  • 1 slice Orange
  • 1 wedge Lime (for muddling)
  • 1 leaf Fresh Basil (Large)

To Mix:

  • 6 ounces The Best Fresh Margarita Base (Recipe available on the Creative – Culinary blog.)


Rim the glass.

  1. Mix the salt, sugar, and lime zest in a small plate. Run the lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Dip the rim into the salt/sugar/zest mixture. Set aside.

Muddle the fresh ingredients.

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blood orange, orange, and lime slices and the basil leaf.

Mix the drink.

  1. Add ice to the cocktail shaker. Pour in the Fresh margarita base. Shake thoroughly.
  2. Add ice to the rimmed glass. Strain margarita over ice. Garnish with reserved blood orange slice and some fresh basil.
  3. ENJOY!


The Best Fresh Margarita Base recipe can be found on the Creative Culinary blog.