Easter Sunday to most means time to gather friends and family to enjoy great food and since we are literally a few days away from celebrating Easter you are probably focused on making sure that the foods you cook will be enjoyed by everyone. In addition to preparing a delicious meal, it’s also good have a variety of beverages on hand. Like a few bottles of red and white wine along with plenty of non-alcoholic beverages for the non-drinkers. Typically we don’t associate Easter with a alcoholic beverage but, this is a killer drink that screams spring. It’s easy, delicious and to save time you can make it the night before and add the final touches the day off. This baby works well in a pitcher or a beverage dispenser.
Strawberry Basil Margaritas
- 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate
- 10 strawberries (or 12 if you’re using smaller ones from the farmer’s market or your backyard.)
- 8 basil leaves
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups tequila (gold or silver)
Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water and 1 1/2 (18 ounces, or 2 1/4 cups) cans of tequila (or a bit less, if you don’t want your drinks to be quite as strong).Hull the strawberries, slice lengthwise, and add to the pitcher. Crumple the basil a little in your hands (this will help the basil flavor release into the drink) and add it to the pitcher, too.
Written By: Cynthia Kercy