On the Rocks: Lemon Basil Margarita


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.