I’m convinced I may never run out of new things that pair well with basil. It goes with everything! Vodka, gin, tequila… 😂 Seriously though, it really is an herb of a zillion uses.

According to author and food columnist Dorie Greenspan in her Wall Street Journal Ode to Basil, it:

“neither steals the show nor fades into the background.”

This cocktail that really showcases the spicy goodness of basil, beautifully balanced by the earthy sweetness of pear and a bit o’ honey.

Pear Basil Cocktail

Category: herbal life

Pear Basil Cocktail


  • 2 oz pear juice
  • 1 oz honey
  • 1-1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4-6 basil leaves


  • Muddle basil with tequila
  • Add lemon, honey, pear juice and ice; shake
  • For the rim: sugar and lemon zest

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close up a tall cocktail glass with muddled basil