Blueberry and Basil Margarita

Blueberry and Basil Margarita
Blueberry and Basil Margarita
Fresh blueberries give a delightful twist to this margarita.Todd Coleman

Mixologist Patricia Richards shared the recipe for this refreshing margarita, served at the Eastside Lounge at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. This recipe first appeared in our April 2012 issue along with Xania Woodman's story Raising the Bar.

Blueberry and Basil Margarita
Mixologist Patricia Richards shared the recipe for this refreshing margarita, served at the Eastside Lounge at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 oz. fresh blueberries
  • 4 basil leaves, plus 1 sprig
  • 3 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 12 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz. agave syrup

Instructions

  1. Boil juices and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves; cool. Pour syrup into a shaker with all but 4 blueberries and the basil leaves; crush with a spoon. Add tequila, Grand Marnier, and agave. Fill with ice, and shake. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice; garnish with remaining blueberries and basil.