Pre-Tomato-Season-Bolt-Prevention Margaritas

July 7, 2011

Author Notes: My basil and cilantro are about to go to the bees…checker

Serves: 2


  • 1 handful fresh basil, whatever variety is about to bolt in your garden
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, the part that hasn’t bolted yet
  • several shaves of jaggery, or the equivelant of evaporated cane sugar
  • 2 parts tequila, your choice
  • 1 part Triple Sec
  • juice of ½-1 lime, or to taste
  • ice
In This Recipe


  1. Rip up the basil and cilantro leaves as you put them in a cocktail shaker. Add the jaggery and lime juice and muddle a bit.
  2. Add the ice, tequila, and triple sec and give it a good, long shake.
  3. Strain over ice and garnish with basil or cilantro leaves.

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