The Story Behind The The Mango Basil Margarita

Americans drink a lot of Margaritas — it’s been our most popular national cocktail for the past two years.

And while we’d never turn down a classic, sometimes our eyes do wander. Enter this basil-scented Margarita from In Good Company Hospitality. It’s made with silver tequila, fresh lime, and a kicky mango puree spiked with vodka and lightly sweetened with agave.

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  • 2 ounces tequila blanco, such as Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ounce mango basil puree (recipe follows)
  • ¾ ounce lime juice


  1. Shake all ingredients with 5-6 ice cubes.
  2. Without using a strainer, pour the entire contents into a rocks glass.

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Updated: 2018-07-05

Mango Basil Puree Ingredients

  • 1,500 grams mango puree
  • 300 grams basil, minced
  • 400 grams agave nectar
  • 2 ounces vodka

Mango Basil Puree Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Keep chilled.
The Mango Basil Margarita Recipe