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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!

If you like Patron, too, be sure to check out my El Diablo cocktail. It uses Patron with Ginger beer and creme de cassis.

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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