1 ½ ounces Bourbon whiskey ½-1 cup strawberries, halved or sliced 6-8 basil leaves, torn, plus for garnish Sparkling water
Place the strawberries and basil in the bottom of a large glass. Muddle with a large spoon and top with the whiskey. Stir to combine and fill the glass with ice cubes. Top with sparkling water then garnish with basil leaves. Cheers!
I am not much of a tequila ladle myself, but over the weekend I was on a fish taco bender and really wanted to experiment with tequila cocktails. The fact that I think someone slipped me some peyote at this outdoor hippie-festival I stumbled into may have also helped with my desire to experiment. Either way, I was like “Let’s do this!” And so I did.
The Tequila Fizz
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
Combine tequila, lime juice and sugar in shaker. Combine with ice and shake vigorously. Pour in highball or large margarita glass and add club soda/seltzer.
My notes: This simple, refreshingly light drink was actually a lovely suprise to my tequila-averse palate. I used some Sauza Hornitos brand (we got it for free) and it was really balanced. Because there are so few ingredients in this little cocktail you’d benefit from avoiding your drunk uncle’s cheap Cuervo and go for broke on a top-shelf brand. Fish tacos are way more awesome if they don’t come back up. TRUST.