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Herb garden margarita recipe

Herb garden margarita recipe

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Give your Margarita cocktail a fresh spin with this simple tweak on the classic recipe. Add springs of mint, basil and thyme to your shaker along with the tequila, triple sec and lime juice for a herby, botanical flavour. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 170 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free

Ingredients

  • large handful of ice cubes
  • 100ml tequila
  • 50ml triple sec
  • 50ml lime juice (roughly 2-3 juicy limes)
  • 5 mint sprigs, plus extra to garnish
  • 5 basil sprigs, plus extra leaves to garnish
  • 2 thyme sprigs

For the garnish

  • 1 tbsp flaked sea salt
  • ½ lime, zested
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    690kj
    170kcal
    9%
  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 0.6g Protein 0.2g Fibre 0.1g

Method

  1. Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Place the herb sprigs in your hand and clap them together to release the essential oils. Add the herb sprigs (whole) to the shaker, cover and shake well for 30 secs. 
  2. Sprinkle the salt and lime zest onto a small plate. Cut the remaining lime into wedges.
  3. Run a lime wedge around the rims of two martini glasses. Dip into the salt/lime zest to coat. 
  4. Strain the margarita into the glasses, garnish each with a wedge of lime, a sprig of mint and a basil leaf. Serve immediately.   
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