- 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 3 Tbsp
agave nectarsimple syrup (or to taste) see below
- 10-15 fresh basil leaves
- 2 oz good tequila (I used Riazul)
- 2-3 oz soda water
UPDATED: I flubbed the measurements when I wrote this down the first time... it's 2oz of tequila (ish) and similar (or a little more) of soda water. NOT 4!
Muddle the lime juice, agave nectar, and basil leaves in the bottom of a collins or other tall glass, thoroughly, to release the essential oils in the basil.
Fill the glass most of the way with ice. Add tequila and soda water. Stir.
On tequilas: I think any type of quality tequila (note: I don't mean any brand or name) will more or less work here, depending on your mood. I happened to be recently out of silvers and reposados, so I used an añejo (Riazul, quite excellent). The choice will definitely affect the flavor, so adjust to taste.
On sugars: since writing this, my wife informed me that agave nectar is pretty suspect as sweeteners go, as it often contains the sorts of sugars found in HFCS, and is a long way from a natural form of agave. So I've altered the recipe to use simple syrup. 3 Tbsp agave is probably a bit too sweet, anyway... definitely adjust to taste.