I created this one night to use up some summer strawberries and some of my basil. What a refreshing and delicious summer drink! I know it sounds unusual, but try it and see!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the strawberries, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, lemon juice, sugar, and basil leaves in a blender; mix on low until smooth. Add the ice and puree until the ice is crushed, 30 to 60 seconds.

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Nutrition Facts

163.9 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 21.8g 7% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
Perfect! I served this to a large group of ladies, and the comments were "Refreshing!", "So nicely balanced!", "Please send us the recipe!". In order to serve this to a group, I made up several containers of all of the ingredients, except ice. Whenever we needed more, I added one container and ice to the blender - made it a snap! This is such a nice recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2010
My husband and I really like basil - but the basil flavor in this is overpowering. I used fresh basil picked directly from our garden - and wasn't real sure how big "large" leaves are. Some of our basil gets pretty big! I used what I would consider to be medium sized leaves and it was still overpowering. I also used strawberries from our garden that had been frozen first. The flavor of the strawberries with the basil is good but I don't want to taste the basil that much. I'm going to try this again next weekend but only add a couple of small basil leaves (to "complement" the strawberry flavor) and I'll add more ice so I can enjoy this drink longer and the alcohol won't be so strong. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
Perfect! I served this to a large group of ladies, and the comments were "Refreshing!", "So nicely balanced!", "Please send us the recipe!". In order to serve this to a group, I made up several containers of all of the ingredients, except ice. Whenever we needed more, I added one container and ice to the blender - made it a snap! This is such a nice recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2010
Outstanding! I made it exactly as written and after tasting I decided to add a couple more basil leaves to suit my tastes. For my second batch I had to use a lime because I was out of lemon and couldn't tell a difference. This tastes like something at a fancy restuarant - can't wait to make it again (and again and again). Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2010
Excellent! Made it as stated. I had to use more ice but my ice maker makes pretty small pieces. Very refreshing & good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it last night for sisters night and we LOVED them. I did tweak it a bit but I do not recommend omitting any of the flavors in this recipe they are all vital for it to taste good. I used frozen strawberries and omitted the ice cubes. I doubled the amount of the fresh basil because I love the flavor so much I wanted more. I used Cuervo Gold tequila and orange flavored triple sec. I did up the alcohol amount but I don't know by how mush because I tripled the recipe and then just kept adding to taste. VERY flavorful and refreshing not to mention a serving of berries:D I will be making this again and as often as I can get away with it. It deserves 10 stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
I tend to think of myself as a margarita connoisseur and this recipe definitely hit the spot! The very simple addition of basil really added a unique spin. One thing I added that really blends well with all margaritas is some simple syrup and one squeezed lime. Simple syrup is just like it sounds simple. Add one part water and one part sugar (I cut the sugar in half with splenda). Bring to a boil stir and then let cool. With this recipe about 1/4 cup worked very well. It also keeps in the fridge for a long time so better to make about a cup at a time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
these were absolutely fantastic! my strawberries weren't that ripe but the basil really made them taste great. i was so intrigued with basil as an ingredient for a margarita. i never heard of that combo before. i even used bottled lemon juice and they tasted very fresh. thanks for such an interesting new way to make a margarita muffinmom!please try these if you are curious. soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
This was so delicious! The basil really enhances the flavor of the strawberries. I needed to use up my limes so I used them instead of lemons and it was great. If lemons make this recipe better then it deserves 6 stars! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2010
My husband and I really like basil - but the basil flavor in this is overpowering. I used fresh basil picked directly from our garden - and wasn't real sure how big "large" leaves are. Some of our basil gets pretty big! I used what I would consider to be medium sized leaves and it was still overpowering. I also used strawberries from our garden that had been frozen first. The flavor of the strawberries with the basil is good but I don't want to taste the basil that much. I'm going to try this again next weekend but only add a couple of small basil leaves (to "complement" the strawberry flavor) and I'll add more ice so I can enjoy this drink longer and the alcohol won't be so strong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2011
Simply amazing. I'm going to make this for all future parties. Read More
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