Berry Basil Margarita Recipe

Berries, fresh basil and tequila… you’ll love this spritzy drink!

If you’re looking for a refreshing, spritzy and lightly sweetened margarita… you’ve come to the right spot. I made this delicious bevvy on my Instagram and it has been a very popular video — probably because margaritas are hard to resist!

You can watch the step-by-step video here:

The Berries

I love the mix of strawberries and blackberries in this recipe to create a slightly more puckered up flavor. Muddling the two together also creates a gorgeous coloring for the cocktail!

Look for bright red strawberries for the best flavor, and discard any mushy parts. Not a blackberry fan? You could absolutely substitute with raspberries. Just think sweet and slightly tart is what you’re going for!

The Basil

I love the addition of herbs in cocktails — I think they enhance and elevate your drink SO easily. The basil just adds a freshness that perfectly contrasts the sweet berries.

The Spritz

I’m a loyal Topo Chico mineral water fan but if you cannot easily find it near you, use a La Croix or Waterloo sparkling water instead!

The Liquor

I like the mix of a silver tequila with a darker orange liquor like Grand Marnier for this drink, but you can use a reposado or anejo tequila for a richer flavor! Cointreau is another good tasting orange liquor — I would stay away from Triple Sec though!

Cheers! Hope you enjoy!

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Berry Basil Margarita

A refreshing, spritzy and lightly sweet herb-infused margarita!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 cocktail shaker


  • 1 oz. your favorite tequila
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier can sub Cointreau
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 strawberries sliced
  • 3-4 blackberries
  • 3 fresh basil leaves torn
  • Topo Chico or sparkling mineral water
  • seasoning salt for rim
  • ice


  • start by rimming a cocktail glass with a lime wedge, then on a plate add seasoning salt. dip rim of glass into salt, then add ice to your glass.
  • in a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients for the marg including more ice. shake vigorously for 30 seconds or more. strain into cocktail glass then top with sparkling water!
Keyword beverage, cocktail, drink, margarita
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