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Skinny Blood Orange-Basil Margarita

Author - Serena Wolf
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 1 cocktail


  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • Splash of club soda optional

For garnish:

  • Kosher or flaky salt for rimming the glass
  • Fresh basil
  • Blood orange rounds/slices


  • Start by rimming your cocktail glass. Sprinkle a little salt on a small plate. Moisten the rim of the glass with lime juice or water, and dip the rim in the salt.
  • In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the basil leaves. Add the blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and a few ice cubes to the shaker. Shake vigorously.
  • Strain the margarita into the rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with fresh basil and blood orange rounds if you're feeling fancy.