Blueberry and Basil Margarita

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


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.


  • 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


Step 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.

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