© The Food Gays
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15 MIN
Serves : Makes 3 drinks

When Adrian Harris & Jeremy Inglett, the Vancouver duo known as The Food Gays, set out testing margarita recipes, they asked themselves what makes a margarita really great. "Beyond enjoying them with friends while basking in plenty of sunshine, the answer was pretty obvious: fresh citrus, quality spirits, and a special complimentary flavor to mix things up. Add a nicely salted rim, and you've got yourself a great cocktail! It's all about that fine balance between sweet, sour and salty, so we thought, why not take it a bit further and throw some heat in the mix?" Slideshow: More Margarita Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a mason jar or large glass, muddle the basil and jalapeño together, then add the tequila. Let infuse for 24 hours in the refrigerator. Strain and discard basil and jalapeño.

Step 2    

In a high-powered blender, blend the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, honey and ice until completely smooth. Pour into salt-rimmed glasses with lime wedges.

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