Strawberry Basil & Kick-Ass Margaritas at Tia Juana's
|Strawberry Basil Margarita|
The Strawberry Basil is a light, refreshing margarita made with Herradura Silver tequila, muddled basil and fresh strawberries, lime juice, and agave nectar. It's on the level of mimosas and Bloody Marys for those looking for an early-afternoon drink.
The Kick-Ass is at the complete other end of the margarita spectrum. El Jimador Silver Tequila is shaken with muddled pineapple, lime juice, agave nectar, and Serrano peppers. The peppers add a strong kick (duh!) with every sip. It may, in fact, kick your ass, but you won't be able to stop drinking until you conquer it.
Tia Juana's Long Bar & Grill, 14988 Sand Canyon, Irvine, (949) 551-2998; www.tiajuanas.com.