Did someone say tacos? Did someone say margs? Did you say Raspberry Margarita???
When it comes to iconic cocktails, few can match the popularity and timeless appeal of the Margarita. This refreshing and tangy drink has become a staple at bars, beach resorts, and backyard parties around the world. But have you ever wondered about the origins and evolution of this beloved concoction? Join us on a journey through time as we explore the fascinating background of margaritas AND give you a new margarita to try out this weekend: The Raspberry Margarita with muddled basil leaves!
As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing cocktail to quench your thirst and enhance the summer vibes. If you’re looking for a drink that combines fruity sweetness with an herbal twist, look no further than the tantalizing Raspberry Margarita with muddle basil leaves. This delightful concoction is the perfect companion for poolside lounging, backyard barbecues, or any occasion that calls for a cool and invigorating beverage. This tantalizing blend of fruity sweetness and herbal freshness is a true crowd-pleaser. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how you can create this summer sensation at home.
A TANTALIZING MARGARITA
A Raspberry Margarita muddle with basil leaves is the perfect combination!
Tell Me about the Margarita!
The exact origin of the Margarita is shrouded in mystery, with several theories and claims vying for recognition. Here are a few of the most popular stories:
- It is commonly acknowledged among experts that the Margarita has its roots in the “Tequila Daisy” cocktail. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Daisy was a popular drink in the United States, containing a combination of a spirit, a sweetener, and citrus juice. The prevailing theory suggests that an individual may have decided to substitute the original base spirit with tequila, which ultimately gave rise to the beloved Margarita we know today.
- A fascinating tale surrounds a well-known socialite by the name of Margarita Sames and her ingenious creation. It was in 1948 when Margarita hosted a soirée at her luxurious vacation home located in Acapulco, Mexico. During the gathering, she concocted a delightful blend of tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau that she served to her guests. The drink was an instant hit and was eventually named after its brilliant inventor, Margarita.
- The Margarita cocktail has been a subject of debate regarding its origin. According to one theory, the credit goes to Carlos “Danny” Herrera, a bartender from Tijuana, Mexico, who is said to have invented the drink in the late 1930s. The story goes that Herrera created the Margarita for a client who could only consume tequila due to allergies. By blending tequila with lime and salt, he concocted a revitalizing and refreshing beverage that gradually gained popularity. It is fascinating to see how a simple drink can become so popular and well-loved!
Raspberry Margarita with Muddled Basil!
Over the years, mixologists and enthusiasts have embraced the Margarita, experimenting with various flavors and ingredients to create exciting variations. Today, you can find an array of Margarita renditions, including fruit-infused versions, spicy variations with jalapeños or chili peppers, and even frozen Margaritas blended with ice.
The Raspberry Basil Margarita is a cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of summer. Its blend of fruity raspberries, zesty lime, and fragrant basil creates a harmonious symphony of flavors, making it an excellent choice for warm weather gatherings and relaxation by the pool. We chose to smoke this recipe with Hickory because Hickory has a strong smoke taste profile and this cocktail can certainly hold up to its strength!
So, gather your ingredients, mix up a batch, and sip into summer with this delightful and refreshing drink! Speaking of summer, if you are going to enjoy this in the pool, check out this awesome table to serve (and even keep mixing up) those margaritas. Pool Floating Table
Raspberry Basil Margarita
- 1 Cocktail Shaker
- 1 Muddler
- 1 Cocktail Smoker
- 1 Smokeshow Smoker
- 1 Butane Torch
- 2 oz tequila
- 2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz Cointreu
- 1/2 cup muddled raspberries
- 6-8 basil leaves
Garnish & Smoke
- 1 pinch Hickory Dust
- 1 bushel basil leaves
- Muddle raspberries and basil leaves in bottom of cocktail shaker until a pulp is made.1/2 cup muddled raspberries, 6-8 basil leaves
- Pour in remaining ingredients shake with ice.2 oz tequila, 2 oz lime juice, 1 oz Cointreu
Garnish & Smoke
- Pour over ice and smoke!1 bushel basil leaves, 1 pinch Hickory Dust