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Lemon Basil Ginger Margarita

Healthy Facts:

  • Lower in calories than traditional margarita recipes
  • Superfood ingredients are known to reduce inflammation

5 Min Cook Time |60 Min Prep Time | Serves 2 |234 Calories per Serving


  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 5 to 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ice

What You Need

  • Small saucepan
  • Pitcher
  • Bowl and saucer
  • Fork
  • Glasses
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Wooden spoon or muddler

How To Make It

  1. Heat juice, water, ginger and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Pour mix into a pitcher and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Pour a tablespoon of lemon juice into a bowl. Place glass upside down in the bowl and swirl, holding the glass in one hand and the bowl in the other, to moisten the rim of the glass. Repeat with the second glass.
  3. Pour salt, sugar and dried ginger onto a small saucer. Stir with a fork to combine.
  4. Roll the rim of each glass in the salt and sugar mix. Add a few ice cubes to each glass and set aside.
  5. Pour tequila, marnier, margarita mix and basil leaves into a cocktail shaker. Use a wooden spoon to muddle the basil by pushing the leaves against the sides of the shaker.
  6. Stir contents of shaker and then pour through the filtered top into prepared glasses.
  7. Serve chilled with an additional basil leaf as garnish.
  8. Store finished eggs in the refrigerator.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.