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House Curious

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Happy Hour - Strawberry and Basil Margarita

Sommer Pyne

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It’s happy hour here at House Curious and we have a delicious and refreshing Strawberry and Basil Margarita recipe for you. The perfect summer cocktail which is super easy to make and you can follow along with Sommer over on IGTV. It’s a fun twist on a classic and a great way to use seasonal strawberries. So, why not have a go yourself for your next summer soirée

Serves: 2 Margarita
Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 large handfuls of strawberries

  • 100ml blanco tequila

  • 50ml Cointreau

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1 tbsp honey (raw if you have it)

  • 3-4 basil sprigs

  • Handful of ice

  • Salt flakes

  • Zest of 1 lime

  • 1 lime for the glass


  1. Ground the Salt and zest of 1 lime in a mortar and pestle. Place on a small side plate that is wider than the diameter of the margarita glass. Make sure you have enough so that the salt covers the plate and is about 0.5cm deep.

  2. Cut 1 of the limes in half and rub it around the edge of your margarita glass, then dip each glass into the plate of salt and lime to cover the rim in a layer.

  3. Place the strawberries, basil, tequila, cointreau, lime juice, honey and a few handfuls of ice (6-8 cubes) into a blender. Blend thoroughly on high.

  4. Pour into the salted glasses and serve immediately.

Tip: Add slices of strawberry and small sprig of basil as a garnish to serve.