Category Archives: Libations


May rolled around a few weeks ago, at long last. My first New England winter was harsh, and I was especially happy to start seeing the temperatures rising. Cinco de Mayo is not only a great way to start off warmer weather, but my husband Bill and I have made it a yearly ritual to celebrate with fish tacos and margaritas. I decided to switch it up this year and do a version with basil and strawberries.

Makes 2 servings

4 strawberries, sliced

4 basil leaves, bruised by placing on palm and clapping hands

2 oz. lemon juice

2 oz. triple sec

4 oz. tequila blanco (I used Kah tequila for one round, Cabo Wabo for another)

a few cubes of ice

Place strawberries and basil into a Boston shaker, bruise with a muddler. Add rest of ingredients and shake until shaker starts to get cold. Serve and enjoy!