Author Notes: “Houston, we have a fresh take on the margarita.” Inspired by 2018’s First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, this almost alien-green margarita gets an herbal twist thanks to basil, plus a hint of spice from the muddled jalapeño. The name for the cocktail, Project Gemini, comes from NASA’s second human spaceflight program in the 1960s, in which Armstrong played a pivotal role before landing on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. —Food52
Food52 Review: This was developed by our partner Cointreau and is featured in the story, Create Your Own Hollywood-Inspired Cocktail & Win a Trip to Cannes. —The Editors
Makes: 1 cocktail
Prep time: 5 min
ounces blanco tequila
ounce fresh lemon juice
leaves fresh basil
thin slice jalapeño
Basil leaf, for garnish
- Muddle basil, jalapeño, and Cointreau in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and strain. Garnish with a basil leaf.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!