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strawberry basil margarita

Strawberry Basil Margarita with Salted Honey Rim

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  • Author: Liz Moody
  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail 1x


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries⁣
  • Juice of 1 lime⁣
  • 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for rim ⁣
  • 3/4 cup packed basil leaves, plus more for garnish ⁣
  • 1 shot tequila of choice (feel free to omit for a mocktail!)⁣
  • Lime seltzer, to top⁣
  • Fine grain sea salt, for the rim (I used Redmond Real Salt, which is faintly sweet and adds a nice pink color)


  1. Microwave the frozen strawberries in 30 second intervals, smashing with a muddler or wooden spoon between, until it’s a fruit puree (about 2-3 minutes total).
  2. Add basil and honey and muddle/smash aggressively to get out all of the basil flavor. Stir in lime juice. Strain into a liquid measuring cup. ⁣
  3. Drizzle a bit of honey on a plate and spread with the back of a spoon until it’s slightly wider than your glass. Do the same with the salt on a separate plate.
  4. Dip the edge of your glass in the honey, then the salt, to get a nice rim. Add ice, tequila (if using), then the strained strawberry mixture. Top with lime seltzer and stir, then add a basil leaf on top. Enjoy!