2 oz Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata Tequila*
1 oz Lemon Cordial*
3-4 Basil Leaves
2 oz Ginger beer
Garnish: Basil leaf
Add all of the ingredients, except the ginger beer, to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a Highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer.
Peel lemons, add to a jar, Tupperware, or ziplock bag along with sugar. Muddle, then seal the container and let sit for at least 8 hours until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Juice lemons, add to mixture. Shake until sugar is fully dissolved. Strain. **To extend shelf life, add .25 tsp Tequila. Seal and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Sugar soaked lemon peels can be dehydrated and used for garnish.
Lemon Cordial has a longer shelf life than fresh juice and utilizes both the skin & the juice of the lemon, reducing waste two-fold. This cocktail should also be served in a Highball glass with the agave straw!
*40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof).