The Gemini Project (Spicy Basil Margarita with Co …

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"Houston, we have a new version of the daisy." Inspired by the First Man of 2018, starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, this almost green alien daisy gets a herbal twist thanks to basil, plus a hint of spice from tangled jalapeño. The cocktail's name, Project Gemini, comes from NASA's second human space flight program in the 1960s, in which Armstrong played a pivotal role before landing on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. —Food52

This was developed by our partner Cointreau and appears in the story, Create your own Hollywood-inspired cocktail and win a trip to Cannes. —The editors

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces

    white tequila

  • 1 ounce

    Orange liquor

  • 1 ounce

    fresh lemon juice

  • 3

    fresh basil leaves

  • one

    thin slice of jalapeño

  • Basil leaf, to decorate

Addresses
  1. Muddle basil, jalapeño and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake and strain. Garnish with a basil leaf.

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