Corazón de Camarena Recipe

Corazón de CamarenaIf you are looking for a easy to make cocktail that features some of the classic ingredients of Summer, look no further. The Corazón de Camarena features the unique combination of tequila, strawberry, and fresh basil.

Recommended Equipment:
cocktail shaker

2 oz Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
1/2 cup strawberry simple syrup (*see recipe below)
2 oz fresh lime juice
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tspn agave nectar
fresh strawberries, sliced

Ingredients - strawberry syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 sliced strawberries

strawberry syrup


  1. Place the basil in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, pour in the tequila.
  2. Use the back of a spoon (or muddler) to mash the basil leaves into the tequila.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and add strawberry simple syrup, lime juice and agave nectar.
  4. Fill with ice, shake and strain into a high ball glass over ice.
  5. Garnish with sliced strawberries on the rim and ribbons of basil mixed in the drink.
Preparation - Strawberry Syrup Recipe:
  1. Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 5 sliced strawberries in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cool the syrup, then strain the liquid through a sieve, pressing the strawberries to extract all liquid.
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