On the Rocks: Lemon Basil Margarita

Kelly  |  June 10


This spin on a classic margarita will knock your socks off and was Kelly’s absolute favorite. It’s so easy to make at home and seems so fancy. Enjoy!


»      1 shot of tequila (preferably silver, but gold works as well)

»      ½ shot of Amaretto almond liquor

»      Fresh basil

»      Lemon wedge

»      Heavy splash of homemade sweet n’ sour (directions below)

»      Small splash of soda

*Muddle basil in glass with chopped lemon wedge (extract oils from the rind). Add ice and the rest of the ingredients and voila!

Homemade Sweet n’ Sour Ingredients:

»      Equal parts simple syrup and lemon juice

*Add ingredients together and refrigerate

And to see even more On the Rocks cocktail ideas they’re right here.

On The Rocks: Pomegranate Sex On The Beach
On the Rocks: Mango Mumbo
On the Rocks: Sweet n' Sour Apple-Tini


  1. How refreshing! I’m always looking for ways to use leftover basil.

    Comment by Heather — June 14, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  2. [...] be grilling on the fourth and I’m thinking sliders and lemon basil margaritas… What are you holiday [...]

    Pingback by Santa Barbara Chic Blog » Blog Archive » Happy Fourth of July! — July 1, 2011 @ 11:11 am

  3. Oooh yum! I bet this would be good even without the tequila. I think I will try it tonight…

    Comment by Kate — May 1, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment