A cool basil margarita is a great way to use up the herbs that may be taking over your garden. Or, it is just an awesome way to chill out.
I live on an island. And the culture is different here. Not in a bad way, but different. There is no sense of urgency and/or consistency. This is all fine when you are vacationing here, but when you are trying to get something done or have a deadline to meet, that is when it gets really frustrating. The mentality is, “It is what it is. There is nothing I can do”. And the worst part of it all is everyone (both expats and locals) complains about the same thing, but nothing changes.
As you can see I am having a hard time getting used to it. So when I feel like this, I go to the beach and order a drink. This Basil Margarita, to be exact. It is one of those things that help me look at the challenges of island living from the bright side. It also makes me realize (and appreciate) that I can walk to this beach in less than 10 minutes and swim in this ocean whenever I want, every- single-day-of-the-year.
Here is my recreation of the drink that reminds me of what I have and makes me forget the parts I don’t like about island living.
Aysegul is the cook, writer, and photographer behind foolproofliving.com. She spends her days creating recipes from seasonal ingredients on a small island in the Caribbean. Other than cooking and baking, her biggest passion in life is photography. She also is a firm believer that if you know how to read, you know how to cook.