A blueberry simple syrup, basil-sugared rim, & healthy dose of tequila make for a dangerously drinkable treat to cool off in summer’s heat.

For the blueberry simple syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup blueberries

  1. In a saucepot, bring all ingredients to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for five minutes (or until blueberries have burst and syrup is a deep purple color).
  2. Remove from heat and pour into a mason jar or other heatproof container to cool until ready to use.

For the basil sugar:
2 leaves Ernessi Farms basil
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar

  1. In a food processor pulse the basil leaves and sugar until combined. Spread onto plate until ready to use.

For the margarita:
2 leaves Ernessi Farms basil
Handful of fresh blueberries
½ cup blueberry simple syrup
Juice of 2 limes
1 – 2 oz. tequila of choice
Extra basil leaves and fresh blueberries

  1. Rub the top of a serving glass with a lime wedge and rim with basil sugar.
  2. Muddle the basil leaves and fresh blueberries. Pour blueberry simple syrup, lime juice, and tequila over top, stirring to combine. Top with ice and serve immediately.
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