Cinco de Mayo, My Way
My translation for "Cinco de Mayo" is "it must be spring," which is like Christmas Eve to summer, my favorite of all seasons. At LSI, we like to find reasons to celebrate. Here's what we're mixing up in the studio just a bit later today. Cheers to Friday - and to you!
2 CUPS STRAWBERRIES
3OZ. SILVER TEQUILA
1 OZ. CONTREAU
4 FRESH BASIL LEAVES
1/4 CUP FRESH LIME JUICE
1/8 CUP AGAVE SWEETNER
1 - 2 CUPS OF ICE
BASIL SALT RIM
2 LARGE BASIL LEAVES (FINELY CHOPPED)
1 TBSP. SALT
1 TBSP. SUGAR
1 LIME WEDGE FOR RIMMING
1. Place all ingredients for the margarita into a high powered blender. Puree until smooth.
2. Finely chop the basil leaves and place in a the base of a mortar and pestle along with the salt and sugar. Finely crush the basil leaves into the sugar and salt. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, use a small food processor (make sure the leaves are very dry) or crush with the back of a large knife.
3. Place the basil salt onto a small plate. Rub the squeezed lime around the rim of each glass then roll the rim of each glass in the salt.
4. Divide the margarita mix among 4 glasses and serve immediately.
Thank You to Alexandra Caspero at Delish Knowledge
be sure to check out the recipe and her amazing recipes