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Veracruzana Cocktail – Pineapple Basil Tequila

This Veracruzana Cocktail is my drink of the day. If you are looking for a cocktail with a tropical feel to it, try this one!

Hello Summer time and its long evenings!  Perfect for refreshing fruit cocktail recipes.

The list of ingredients  in it is a reminder of everything we love to help us unwind on a sizzling summer day.

I’ve been experimenting with Patron tequila for the last few weeks and love the smoothness of it in drinks like this.

veracruzana cocktail

Veracruzana Cocktail – Perfect Summer Fruit Drink

The recipe combines Patron tequila, pineapple, fresh basil, and agave nectar for a refreshing drink to enjoy with friends.

It’s easy to make and can be easily multiplied for a crowd, when you want a big pitcher of it!

For more great cocktails, please visit my Pinterest Cocktail hour board.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Veracruzana Cocktail - Pineapple, Basil, Tequila

Veracruzana Cocktail - Pineapple, Basil, Tequila

This Veracruzana Cocktail is my drink of the day. The list of ingredients in it is a reminder of everything we love to help us unwind on a sizzling summer day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Patron Tequila
  • 3/4 ounces Agave Nectar
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • Slice of pineapple to garnish
  • 2 Basil Leaves

Instructions

  1. Muddle pineapple and basil leaves in a glass.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice until well blended.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with a chunk of pineapple and a sprig basil
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Heather @ new house new home new life

Thursday 10th of July 2014

This looks awesome! But you don't add anything else to fill the glass up - club soda? pineapple juice?

admin

Thursday 10th of July 2014

Hi Heather, no, it's a stongish drink. But it could be topped with pineapple juice to weaken it. Carol

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