Fresh Basil & Lime Margarita Recipe

There is nothing quite so satisfying as having a garden full of fresh herbs at your creative disposal in the kitchen; you never know what type of fresh and innovative spin you will be adding to your timeless favorite recipes, but you do know that the possibilities are endless.

This week, we are bringing you the perfect beverage to enjoy with your spring season container herb garden – the fresh basil and lime margarita! You truly cannot go wrong with these fresh and bold flavors, grown in your own Cocktail Garden, at that. Keep reading to learn how you can make this marvelous margarita. 

It’s 5 O’ Clock Somewhere

It is okay to have a stressful day. In a world where most things that were once familiar, now lie in a bed of uncertainty, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is important to give yourself the grace to recognize that sometimes you simply need to take a break and do something kind for yourself; something that will help you to relax. 

Making a drink, like this margarita, is more than just an excuse to sip something that will take the edge off. Making this recipe is also the perfect way to put your hands to work in your garden; working in your garden is like an instant release of built up pressure. Then, to use your hands to craft something just for you that you will be able to enjoy – this is self care at its finest. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask yourself when the last time you did something purely for the sake of enjoyment. You might be shocked to learn that it was all too long ago. Remember, taking time for yourself is not selfish!

Fresh Basil & Lime Margarita Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: DrinksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Medium


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This Fresh Basil & Lime Margarita Recipe brings a natural pair to life – lime & basil. This refreshing recipe is sure to impress even the most sophisticated taste buds.


  • Basil & Lime Margarita Ingredients
  • 2 oz of your favorite tequila

  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

  • 4 basil leaves

  • 1 oz basil simple syrup

  • Lime wheel for garnish

  • Kosher salt for glass rim

  • Basil Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup of  sugar

  • 1 cup of water

  • 5 fresh basil leaves


  • Basil & Lime Margarita
  • Combine your liquid ingredients (tequila, lime juice & simple syrup) plus 3 basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Then, shake vigorously with ice to chill.
  • Strain the mixture onto fresh ice in a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and a fresh basil leaf.
  • Enjoy!
  • Basil Simple Syrup
  • Bring the entire mixture to a boil
  • Remove from the heat and let sit for 60 minutes, or until cool. 
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Grow Your Own

Now, it is time for you to roll up your sleeves and start your very own container herb garden. If you need any further convincing, just imagine all of the wonderful flavors you will be able to enjoy with a garden full of fresh plants at your disposal. Every. Day! It is a labor of love and enjoyment. Take a look at our available Container Garden Kits to find the perfect kit that is tailored to your environment. 

Margarita Cocktail Garden