This Summer’s Must-Have Margarita

As a mixologist and avid cocktail maker, I can enjoy a deliciously fresh-made margarita no matter the season. Still, when you pair the most incredible premium tequila with the absolute freshest Summer ingredients available – you are casting a true bar star.

Welcome to this Summer’s go-to MARG!

INSPIRO Watermelon-Basil Smash

RECIPE: Serves 2


  • 4 oz. INSPIRO Tequila
  • 2 whole limes, juiced
  • 1 cup fresh cubed watermelon
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. organic agave (optional)
  • Mint
  • Coarse salt
  • Ice


  • Take two glasses and a small flat dish of coarse salt. Rub a lime wedge around the glass rims to moisten. Dip glasses into the salt dish and turn until the rims are covered.
  • Next, muddle cubed watermelon and freshly chopped basil at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a muddler, you can easily use a wooden spoon. Another alternative is to toss these two ingredients into the food processor and blend.
  • Once you achieve a great muddle consistency (liquid, not too chunky), add the tequila, lime juice, and agave into the shaker. Add ice to the shaker and fill to the top.
  • Shake really, really well. Count to 100, this is a good arm workout.
  • All of the ingredients will blend and liquefy together.
  • Pour mixture over iced glasses.
  • Garnish with a mint leaf and lime wedge.

Cheers! Do you have a go-to summer cocktail that you love made with clean ingredients? Tell us about it on social @join.timeless.

About the Author

Hilary Pereira
Hilary Pereira is a best-selling author, entertaining expert, designer, experiential marketer, and award-winning beverage entrepreneur. She is a sought-after guest speaker on women in business and all things lifestyle and culinary. Hilary has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Veranda, Refinery29, Real Simple, and multiple other beverage and lifestyle publications. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Living Show and is a frequent guest panelist & host for brands like American Express, Food & Wine Festivals, Birch Box, and Dermalogica.

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