Cocktail Hour: Patrón Silver Basil Lime Margarita

There’s perhaps no cocktail more fit to welcome the warmer months slowly creeping in than the margarita. Quintessentially fresh, the tequila-based favourite has long been a dinner party go-to, but while you might think the cocktail is simple to master — tequila, lime and salt — there are plenty of varieties to help keep it interesting (and, believe it or not, even more delicious). 

Whether you want to add a spicy twist on the rim or looking for a fruity finish, the margarita is one cocktail that lends itself to experimentation. The team at Patrón certainly know how to deliver on that, crafting a new classic using their signature tequila, coming up with the Patrón Silver Basil Lime Margarita. It’s pretty much exactly how it sounds, adding a garden-fresh addition to an old favourite. 

So, if you’re wanting to try something a little different this season, here’s exactly how to craft the Basil Lime Margarita — and trust us, you won’t be disappointed. 

30ml Fresh lime juice
4 Basil leaves
Salt rim
Lime wheel for garnish

To create the Basil Lime Margarita is super simple. Start by combining all the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker, as well as three basil leaves, shake vigorously with ice to chill and finish it off by straining onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and basil leaf. This is guaranteed to be your new Friday night classic.