RECIPE | Grapefruit Basil Margarita

grapefruit basil margarita recipe from My Style Vita
One of my favorite flavor combinations is grapefruit and basil. Something about the tangy citrus and the sweet fragrant basil creates the perfect balance for me. And throwing in tequila gives it just the right amount of kick to get me excited.  I used a new tequila I recently discovered, Partida. It’s smooth and pairs well with the citrus in this margarita “up”. 


1.5 oz grapefruit juice
1 slice of grapefruit
1 squeeze of honey or agave
3-4 basil leaves


1. Tear the basil leaves into a shaker. 
2. Add the slice of grapefruit & agave then muddle together. 
3. Add ice, tequila and juice and shake. 
4. Pour into a martini glass an garnish with fresh basil.
*Side note* If you aren’t a fan of tequila, you can easily swap out the liquor for vodka or gin. This is actually REALLY good with vodka even though I’m not a fan of it. Grapefruit goes well with all three of these liquors so swap it out!
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grapefruit basil margarita from My Style Vita
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    Great combo! I want to try this ASAP.


    Looks great and I love margaritas. I wouldn’t have thought of grapefruit and basil together, but can’t wait to try it!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    This looks delicious!!! I hope you plan on making me all of these recipes when I come down in July!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


    Ooo this sounds really good, I love any drink with grapefruit in it, and basil sounds like an interesting but yummy addition 😉

    Kristina does the Internets

    Mary Stackhouse

    I’m a tequila girl and will be trying this! The basil is interesting. Great post.

    x, Mary

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