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Blue Basil Mezcal Margarita

Blue Basil Mezcal Margarita combines smoky mezcal and Thai basil to give this delicious margarita a tangy and earthy finish. I’m a sucker for a good margarita, but as much as I love them, I also love variation. This margarita has all the things I like about a classic; lime, slightly sweet, salty rim, booze.

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Tips for a delicious Blue Basil Mezcal Margarita

  • Smoky mezcal adds complexity to a classic margarita.
  • Using blue curacao in place of triple sec makes this a beautiful cocktail.
  • I use Thai Basil because I have it in my garden, but any basil tastes delicious in this.


Looking for something to eat with this delicious marg? Try our Homestyle Guacamole!


Yield: 4 Margaritas

Blue Basil Mezcal Margarita

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This smoky margarita is a complex take on a classic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup mezcal
  • 1 teaspoon blue curacao
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (juice from about 5 limes)
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (equal parts dissolved sugar and water)
  • 2 sprigs Thai basil plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon smoked salt for rimming
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar for rimming
  • ice


    1. Lime: Cut limes in half. Squeeze the lime juice into a measuring cup until you have 1/2 cup.
    2. In a large shaker, combine mezcal, blue curacao, lime juice, simple syrup, and 2 sprigs Thai basil.
    3. Shake well.
    4. On a small plate, mix coarse sugar and smoked salt.
    5. Rub your glass rim with a lime wedge, then dip in the sugar/salt mixture.
    6. Fill glass with ice.
    7. Remove Thai basil and pour cocktail over ice.
    8. Garnish with Thai basil.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 530mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g

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