This refreshing cocktail is a delicious destination for peach liqueur.


Makes 1
        3 large fresh basil leaves; plus small sprigs for garnish, if you like
        1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
        1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) peach liqueur
        1½ fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) silver tequila

        1 slice ripe peach.


1. Put the large basil leaves, lemon juice, and peach liqueur into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass; crush with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon for about 10 seconds to release the flavor from the basil.

2. Add the tequila and enough ice cubes to fill the shaker ¾ full, then stir for about 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with the peach slice and basil, if using.

Food: Peach-basilmargarita

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