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These Lemon Basil Margaritas take traditional margaritas to a whole new level with the addition of basil and lemon bakery emulsion. A cocktail you don’t want to miss out on!
You guys! Today is the final day of #BrunchWeek AND it’s Cinco de Mayo! So, what else could I share with you today but a margarita?? And not just any margarita, a lemon basil margarita. A lemon basil margarita made with LorAnn Oils lemon bakery emulsion. And that, my friends gives this margarita a little extra edge of flavor that you just won’t get any other way.
I’m normally a vodka girl, but I will never ever turn down a good margarita. And this, is a good margarita. And I may have made it two weekends in a row, because it’s that good. And to test it out and all that recipe testing jazz.
Oh, and what’s even more proof of how good they are…my dear husband, who is 100% a beer guy, drank a couple! He doesn’t drink liquor. Ever. It’s just not his jam. So, if he drank a couple and said how good they were, then you know they’re something special. I had a couple of trial runs, to get the ratios just right, but once I did…hot damn. That lemon bakery emulsion is something special, I tell ya. And of course the simple syrup made with Dixie Crystals is what cuts that tanginess and makes it just perfect. Oh, and the basil?? Yeah. That’s pretty rad, too. I just…can’t gush about these enough.
And since it’s Cinco de Mayo, margaritas are kind of a staple for any get-togethers, wouldn’t you say? Your guests will thank you. Over and over, again. Just make sure you make plenty, because they go down smooth and everyone will want more.
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Lemon Basil Margaritas
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 Basil Leaves
- 6 oz silver tequila
- 1/4 tsp LorAnn Oils Lemon Bakery Emulsion
- 3 oz Fresh Lime Juice ~6-8 limes
- lemon or lime slices, and basil for garnish
- Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and heat until sugar has dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool.
- Tear basil and place in the bottom of a shaker cup. Add 3 oz of simple syrup and remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake vigorously, and then pour through strainer into ice-filled glasses*. Garnish with lemon or lime slices and basil leaves.
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