In the world of cocktails, liqueur has become an indispensable ingredient. Liqueurs add an extra layer of flavor, sweetness and aromas to cocktails, making your cocktails a true taste experience.
There are many different types of liqueurs, from fruit and herbal liqueurs to cream liqueurs and bitter liqueurs. However, one of the most versatile and unusual liqueurs is basil liqueur.
Ever heard of basil liqueur?
Basil liqueur is a unique liqueur made from the leaves of the basil plant. This liqueur has an intense aroma and a sweet tart flavor that makes it an excellent ingredient in cocktails. However, basil liqueur is so popular not only because of its taste. It also offers a number of other interesting benefits!
Basil is a rich source of antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming basil can help boost the immune system, regulate blood sugar, and even lower the risk of heart disease. So when you're enjoying cocktails with basil liqueur - remember: you're not only having a delicious drink right now, you're also doing something good for your health!
Your basil liqueur can be used in a wide variety of cocktail creations. Here are just a few of the best ways to use your basil liqueur in cocktails:
The famous Margarita, a classic cocktail that usually consists of tequila, lime juice and triple sec. However, if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you can spice up your margarita with basil liqueur! The basil liqueur adds an extra herbal note to the cocktail and a subtle sweetness that balances out the flavor of the tequila. Can't wait to get started? Then let's get started together.
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz basil liqueur
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz agave nectar
- 4-5 basil leaves
- Salt to the rim of the glass
If you want to garnish the rim of the jar with salt or sugar, rub a lime wedge along the rim of the jar and then dip the jar into a bowl of salt or sugar. Set the glass aside.
- Add the tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec or Cointreau, agave syrup and a few fresh basil leaves to a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake the cocktail vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to mix all ingredients well.
- Pour the cocktail through a bar strainer into the prepared glass with ice cubes.
- Garnish the cocktail with a slice of lime and some basil leaves.
- Enjoy your refreshing basil margarita!
Tip: If you want the cocktail a little less strong, you can also use a smaller amount of tequila or fill the cocktail with soda or mineral water.