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Sparkling Rosé Margarita

Image: Tim Nusog

Who says you can’t have spring and summer all in one glass? Two warm-weather booze titans come together in this fun, fizzy punch of sparkling rosé and strawberry- and basil-infused tequila. Pro tip: Opt for a bubbly on the drier side to keep the flavors from leaning too sweet.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Strawberry-basil-infused blanco tequila*
  • 5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz Agave syrup
  • 1 bottle Sparkling rosé (750 mL)
  • Garnish: Sliced strawberries
  • Garnish: Lime wheels
  • Garnish: Rose salt**

Steps

  1. In a punch bowl, combine the tequila, lime juice and agave syrup.

  2. Add cubed ice, and stir with a ladle to mix.

  3. Top with the sparkling rosé.

  4. Garnish with 1 cup sliced strawberries and lime wheels from 2 limes.

  5. Rim punch glasses with rose salt before serving (optional).

  6. *Strawberry-basil-infused blanco tequila: In a glass jar, combine 1/2 cup sliced strawberries and 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves with 1 750 mL bottle blanco tequila. Seal jar tightly and let sit, unrefrigerated, for 3-5 days. Shake daily. Strain out solids, and rebottle the infused tequila.

  7. ** Rose salt: Add 4 tbsp sea salt and 1 tbsp dried rose buds to a mortar and pestle, and gently grind. Place on a small plate for rimming.