Basil Mint Tequila | Fresh picks for Cinco de Mayo from our organic garden

5:40 PM Shaina 0 Comments

Feliz cinco de mayo, from the photographer's garden! Spice up your favorite tequila with some fresh picked herbal flavors like basil & mint! Finish it off with himalayan rock salt.

We don't drink often, but when we do it's great to enjoy something fresh, organic and (relatively) low sugar. Traditionally celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans, Cinco de Mayo is not actually the Mexican Independence day as many people believe, but instead commemorates a landmark military victory by the underdog Mexican army over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. 

I can't wait to try this basil, mint, lemon + tequila concoction tonight for Cinco de Mayo,
 especially with our colossal organically home grown sweet basil leaves. Ever since we added our fish emulsion and worm juice fertilizers from our vermiculture boxes, our basil plants have been thriving! And no, they aren't the same sort of worms that are in mezcal tequila! :) 

Cinco de Mayo Basil Mint Tequila Shots Makes shots for two
  • 2 shots of 100% Agave Tequila (Kah Tequila Reposado)
  • 2 Leaves of Basil
  • 4 Mint leaves
  • Himalayan Rock Salt 
  • Optional: Lemon or Lime!

How to make: Dip the rim of your shot glasses in rock salt- we used Real Salt Himalayan Pink, then add your freshly picked Basil and Mint leaves. Pour in 2 shots of your favorite tequila and cheers!

Cinco de Mayo Basil Tequila Lemonade Recipe
Makes 1 glass
  • 2 shots of 100% Agave Tequila (Kah Tequila Reposado)
  • 1 or 2 Large Basil leaves
  • Mint sprig
  • 1 cup Soda water
  • Fresh Lemon or Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar

How to make: Mix Tequila, basil, mint, lemon or lime juice with ice, then add on top of the soda water in a Tom Collins glass! Add a basil leaf or lime garnish and enjoy!

About Kah Tequila Reposado
If you're interested in checking out this great Dia de Los Muertos inspired aged Tequila by Kah, check out's full review of Kah Tequila Reposado (110 Proof). This tequila has a great full bodied taste, and is made with a highly traditional method by true Tequila craftsman.
Agave Region
Oven Type
Extraction Method
Distillation Method
Barrel - Cask
Tasting Awards
2011 Awards - "Best of the Best" Best High-Proof Tequila

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, from the Experivida team!


TEDx Tokyo: The Future is Calling us to Greatness

2:29 PM Shaina 0 Comments

Amanda Ravenhill is graduate of Presidio's Sustainable Business program, a TEDx Japan presenter, a burning man aficionado, co-author to the upcoming book Drawdown with Paul Hawken, an Americorp Fellow, head of business partnerships at co-founder of The Hero Hatchery, with her husband Ryan Kushner, and she spends her summer's teaching kids on her native Maine island traditional boatbuilding skills.

She's one of those larger than life human beings, who is pouring her heart into creating a better world. I know this because she happens to be my cousin.

I've been proudly watching her journey to becoming the courageous advocate for the environment that she is. She has recently been interviewed by Entheos on her work as part of their "The Future is Calling us to Greatness" campaign.
Big ideas in this session:
  • Why the Drawdown Project may be the single most important project on Earth
  • Her TEDx talk on the business of nature evolving and the evolving nature of business
  • The Hero Hatchery,, and sustainable business schools