It may be Fall in most of the country, but it’s still hot in Arizona. Fresh fruit from your local Bashas’ is available all year long, and we have a unique margarita recipe to share utilizing Honeydew melon. This refreshing Honeydew Basil Margarita mixes fragrant basil with sweet melon. Kick this recipe up a notch by rimming your glass with Tajin.
Honeydew Basil Margarita with Tajin
1 lime wedge
½ cup diced ripe honeydew melon
8 large fresh basil leaves
¾ oz fresh lime juice
¼ oz light agave nectar
- Prepare your glass! Pour an even layer of Tajin on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with a lime wedge and invert glass into Tajin to coat rim. Martha Stewart can teach you fancy way to rim your glass – How to Make Pomegranate Martha-ritas (she rims the glass in the first 30 seconds of the video).
- To make honeydew juice – place cubes of honeydew melon into a blender. Warning: Be sure not to overfill the blender. Blend the melon until there are no chunks left and you’re only left with juice.
- Combine melon, basil, lime juice, agave nectar, and tequila in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, cover and shake.
- Fill your prepared glass with ice and pour your margarita! Garnish your class with some melon cubes and a basil sprig.