Basil Lime Margarita

Looking for the perfect margarita to sip on this Cinco de Mayo ? This refreshing basil lime margarita is ready to party!

Basil Lime Margarita // Twin Stripe

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a fan of the tart and tangy. When I was younger, there was nothing better than a piece of lemon or lime or a bag of sour patch kids. When I turned 21, I quickly learned that a fresh and tangy margarita was far superior to a sweet and syrupy drink that so many places serve. Since then, I’ve learned to make my own margaritas, like this basil lime margarita, which is perfect on a warm spring day. Bonus points if you grow your own basil!
Basil Lime Margarita // Twin Stripe

Basil Lime Margarita

Serving Size: 1 cocktail

Basil Lime Margarita


  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 4 fresh basil leaves (plus more for garnish)


  1. Add tequila, simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Tear up the basil leaves and add them to the shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously and then pour the margarita into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with salt.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime and a basil leaf.

Basil Lime Margarita // Twin Stripe

In honor of Cinco de Mayo this Thursday, I have teamed up with Kate of ¡Hola! Jalapeño and other fabulous bloggers to bring you Margarita Week! You will find an amazing selection of margaritas for any occasion!
Basil Lime Margarita // Twin Stripe

How cute are those coasters?

What’s your favorite kind of margarita? Do you prefer a traditional margarita or something fruity and sweet?

Now, be sure to check out all the other margarita recipes over at ¡Hola! Jalapeño’s Margarita Week page!


About Katie

Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

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