We love to spend our summer days grilling in the back yard and sipping fruity beverages. I’ve recently started playing around with creating my own cocktails so this Strawberry Basil Margarita recipe designed by Kelly Ripa really intrigued me. I would never have imagined the peppery taste of basil being paired with the sweetness of strawberries. However, Kelly says the black pepper and basil really bring out the sweet flavor of the strawberries.
- 1 Strawberry
- 2 Basil Leaves
- 1 oz Silver Tequila
- ½ oz Strawberry Liqueur
- ½ oz Triple Sec
- 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- Place 1 strawberry and 2 basil leaves in a rocks glass then, using a muddler, press down lightly on the leaves and give a few gentle twists.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir together (one oz. silver tequila, ½ oz. strawberry liqueur, ½ oz. triple sec, one oz. fresh lemon juice)
- Top with ice and garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf
*Tip* Your beverages can only be as good as your ingredients.
Sounds like a no brainer right? You wouldn’t serve this drink with moldy strawberries right? But serving a drink at the wrong temperature can be just as devastating as serving it with poor ingredients. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of improperly storing food. Many times when we’re unloading groceries I’m not thinking about what goes where – even placing fruit right next to a gallon of milk. It’s easy to forget these factors play a role in the final creation, whether it’s a Strawberry Basil Margarita or food destined for the grill.
If you’re lucky enough to own the Electrolux French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator you have the perfect drawer for getting your food just right.
The Electrolux Perfect Temp Drawer provides ultimate control with a customizable temperature zone. It’s designed to store a variety of foods and beverages at the ideal temperature – perfect for storing the chilled liquor. But there is also a perfect place for the fruit and veggies. The Crisper Drawers keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer with self-closing drawers that provide a tighter seal to lock in freshness.
If you aren’t so lucky to own the Electrolux (like me!), you should definitely enter the Electrolux Perfect Temp Sweepstakes. You can enter daily for a chance to win your own Electrolux French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator and a trip to a climate with a perfect temp – the sunny Abaco Islands in The Islands Of The Bahamas! It’s a win-win for everyone because for every entry and share, Electrolux will donate $1 to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) with the goal of reaching $125,000.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.Related Posts