My Basilrita (Basil Margarita) Won!

by Dorothy Reinhold on July 3, 2012

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I entered my Basilrita (Basil Margarita) cocktail in the Summer Cocktail Contest held by The Little Door restaurant in Los Angeles, and guess what? It won! (That’s their photo above.) Thanks Little Door, I’m thrilled!

Basil leavesThey judged it on originality, creativity, use of Farmer’s Market-inspired ingredients, seasonality, taste and the name. Their judges called it “subtle and enchanting,” and the restaurant is going to feature this unique margarita on the new summer cocktail menu, which celebrates its expansion to having a full bar.


Let’s all head to the restaurant soon and try my cocktail!

The Little Door
8164 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-1210
Mon-Thu: 6 p.m.-midnight
Fri-Sat: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sun: 6-10 p.m.

If you don’t live in Southern California, grab some basil out of your garden or off your windowsill plant, and get crackin’ on making a Basilrita yourself!

Follow my recipe that I created a year ago, and remember, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Basilrita Basil Margarita

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

sippitysup May 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Cool-rita! GREG


Valentina January 4, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Oh my – looks incredibly delicious! Haven’t been in many moons, but I LOVE The Little Door!


Connie Kaiser July 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

Happy National Tequila Day!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen July 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

It a great drink and looks fantastic! Congratulations


Connie Kaiser July 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This sounds utterly fantastic! What a great idea!!!!!


Rituparna July 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

Congratulations !
I have to try this soon.


LiztheChef July 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Congrats!! Happy 4th –


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