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Cucumber basil margaritas are the perfect light drink for any occasion! Quick, easy and best of all TASTY!
During late spring and summer, I frequently visit our river house with my husband and our best friends. It’s basically an entire weekend of barbecued food, boating around, hanging out in the water on the sand bar, and games. It’s easily one of my favorite places in the world. I love cruising around the river on our boat with the wind flowing through my hair and jumping into the water all day in the 110 degree heat. I know, it sounds intense but it’s absolutely perfect to me. The river was the birth place of my Cucumber Basil Margaritas.
I’m not going to lie, these weekends do involve alcohol (as you may have guessed). I usually make up a batch of whatever sounds good at the time for everyone to enjoy at the house or on the boat. It used to be all beer, but I gave that up a long time ago. Beer is no longer in my diet, I never feel good afterwards so it’s just not worth it at all. Now, I focus on lighter beverages that don’t bog you down when you’re trying to have a relaxing weekend and look good in a bikini. Like margaritas!
Cucumber basil margaritas are SERIOUSLY good, and they go perfectly with any mexican dish, especially my Instant Pot Pineapple Carnitas! Can anyone else say Taco Tuesday?
These are crazy easy to make, and are much easier if you have the right tools to make them! To make these perfectly you’ll need a good muddler (OXO brand is my favorite), some cute margarita glasses and some delicious margarita salt!
Cucumber Basil margaritas are so refreshing, you almost forget you’re drinking. But at the same time they’re not overly sweet or overpowering. To be perfectly honest these cucumber basil margaritas are probably my favorite drink recipe to date.
- 1/4 cucumber diced
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 1/4 oz tequila
- 2 oz water
- 1 1/2 oz agave nectar
- 4-5 basil leaves
- lightly muddle the basil leaves and cucumber in a mixing glass
- add remaining ingredients and ice and shake lightly
- pour into salted margarita glass!
I like to find ingredients in our small garden and then search “cucumber basil cocktail “. Up popped this delightful cocktail. Thank you