Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I like an orange heavy Margarita and one day I had basil on the counter and the rest is history.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sugar and water in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Zest the oranges with a vegetable peeler and add to bowl. Stir.
  3. Heat mixture in the microwave until boiling and sugar is dissolved.
  4. Crush basil to release flavor and add to bowl, allow mixture (syrup at this point) to cool.
  5. Add sour mix to pitcher.
  6. Place a fine mesh strainer over the pitcher and squeeze the zested oranges and the limes through it.
  7. Pour the syrup through strainer into the pitcher.
  8. Add tequila and ice.
  9. Serve with orange slices and basil for garnish.