Honeydew and Basil Margarita

by James Stevenson

Today I am feeling like something refreshing and light for booze. I am obsessed with melons during summertime and honey dew is no exception. I really love honeydew in drinks because it brings a subtle sweetness and flavor profile to the drink. The addition of basil adds a earthiness that blends so well with the tequila and honeydew in this Margarita.

, Honeydew and Basil Margarita

I rimmed the glass with sugar but if you do not want the additional sweetness you can add a salt rim or a mix of salt and sugar. This drink would be super easy to make for a summer party to put a spin on the normal Margarita. Step up your day and your Margarita with this amazing honeydew and basil margarita!

, Honeydew and Basil Margarita


  • 1.5 ounces of Patron Anejo tequila
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
  • 1 cup of sliced honeydew melon
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 cup of ice

Garnish: Basil leaves and rimmed glass with sugar


  1. In a blender combine basil leaves and honeydew melon.
  2. Blend until mixture is a juice like consistency.
  3. Strain mixture.
  4. In a cocktail shaker add Patron Anejo tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, honeydew/basil juice and ice.
  5. Shake until mixed and chilled.
  6. Rim serving glass with sugar.
  7. Pour mixture into serving glass

, Honeydew and Basil Margarita

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