Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita

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Strawberry margaritas are super refreshing and easy to make. Forget your margarita bottled mixes! This homemade strawberry margarita recipe calls for fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice, and the most delicious tequila Blanco or Reposado, and of course, salt is a must.

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Served on the rocks, with all fresh ingredients, this strawberry margarita recipe is timeless and downright delicious. This will easily become your fave marg to serve at your Cinco de Mayo festivities, at home happy hours, summer cookouts or just sipping on the patio or next to a pool. 

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Strawberry Margarita

What Kind Of Tequila Is Best For Margaritas?

I personally prefer a 100% percent agave Blanco tequila for my margaritas but you can also use a Reposado tequila. A Blanco will offer the purest and freshest agave flavors in your cocktail. As you get into the aged tequilas (reposado and añejo, not to mention extra añejo), the resulting Margarita will taste less fresh and zingy, but there will be an undeniable increase in the smoothness and richness of your drink.

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Where Can I Buy A Good Quality Tequila?

You can buy good quality and affordable tequila from your local beverage stores, online retailers, or if you’re like me stock up whenever you visit Mexico.

A Blanco tequila is clear and unaged, and the best choice for your margarita or paloma. Reposado tequilas are aged between two months and a year in oak. Añejo aged between one and three years in oak; and extra añejo older than three years. Aged tequilas are made for sipping.

What’s the Difference between Strawberry Margarita and Strawberry Daiquiri?

The main difference between the two is that daiquiris use rum and margaritas use tequila (or beer!). Both drinks can be served either on the rocks or blended with ice.

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Ingredient Rundown

Ingredients To Make Strawberry Margarita

Granulated Sugar – Strawberries are naturally sweet but I like my margaritas on the sweeter side so I add some sugar when making the strawberry simple syrup. You can add the your favorite sweetner.

Fresh Strawberries – Use fresh, ripe and vibrant strawberries. You’ll taste the difference. You can also use frozen strawberries in a pinch.

Water – Used to thin out the strawberry simple sugar.

Ice – To chill and serve your strawberry margarita

Tequila – I always opt for 100% agave tequila Blanco or Reposado. Tequilas made with 100% pure agave just taste better, and you avoid a tequila hangover you usually get from those mixed-alcohol tequilas.

Orange Liqueur – I used triple sec but you can use Cointreau, Grand Marnier or even orange juice.

Fresh Lime Juice – Fresh lime juice is a must have for every margarita. It gives a citrus punch and balances the flavors in a well-rounded way. Please don’t use bottled lime juice, the flavor is muted and flat and just yuck! Fresh limes make all the difference – Trust me.

Margarita Salt or Kosher Salt – Salt balances the sweetness of the strawberries and enhances the tartness and flavor of the orange liqueur and lime juice.

*** The full recipe, including all ingredients, measurements, and instructions, is located in the recipe card below.

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Substitutions

Can I Substitute Frozen Strawberries For Fresh Strawberries In Making Strawberry Margarita?

Fresh strawberries are best for this strawberry margarita recipe but you can easily substitute frozen strawberries for fresh if they’re out of season (or if you just have frozen strawberries handy). Let the strawberries thaw in a bowl in the refrigerator for a few hours, then drain off the excess liquid before using.

You can also microwave frozen strawberries on the defrost setting for about 30 seconds to save time.

Can I Substitute Bottled Lime Juice For Fresh Lime Juice?

For the best fresh flavor, I highly recommend juicing your own limes with a lemon squeezer versus using store-bought lime juice.

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Variation

For a thick and refreshing treat give this frozen strawberry margarita variation a try.  This delicious boozy frozen cocktail comes together in minutes in a blender. You’ll need some frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, tequila, triple sec, simple syrup, and some ice.

*** The full recipe, including all ingredients, measurements, instructions, and recipe video 🎥 is located in the recipe card below.

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What Food Goes Great With Margaritas?

There are plenty of foods that compliment the sweet and sour flavors of a margarita. Mexican & Tex-Mex food is at the top of the list of foods to pair with your margaritas. Here are a few of my favorite pairings:

  • Street style tacos
  • Fajitas
  • Tamales
  • Chicken enchiladas
  • Fish tacos
  • Guacamole & chips
  • Ceviche
  • Jerk chicken
  • Pad Thai

What food will you pair your strawberry margarita with?

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Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry margaritas are super refreshing and easy to make. Forget your margarita bottled mixes! This homemade strawberry margarita recipe calls for fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice, and the most delicious tequila Blanco or Reposado. Salt is a must!

Recipe by Kerri-Ann Bryan
5 from 1 vote
Course: BEVERAGESCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

277.62

kcal
Cool Strawberry Syrup

10

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, (about 5 strawberries)

  • 1 ounce water

  • 3 cups ice, divided

  • 6 fluid ounces 100% agave tequila Blanco or

  • 2 fluid ounces triple sec

  • 3 fluid ounces lime juice, (from about 3 limes)

  • 2 tablespoon margarita salt or (kosher salt)

  • Ingredients for a Frozen Strawbery Margarita
  • 1 pound bag frozen strawberries

  • 4 ounces fresh lime juice, strained (4 lime juices)

  • 8 ounces Blanco tequila

  • 4 ounces triple sec

  • 2 ounces simple syrup (or agave)optional

  • 2 cups  ice (add ice until desired consistency is reached)

Instructions

  • TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP
  • Wash the strawberries and pat them gently with a paper towel.
  • Cut the stems off the strawberries, slice them up, and set them aside.
  • In a small saucepan, set over medium-low heat, add the strawberries, sugar, and water. Mix and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Transfer the strawberry mixture to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender.
  • Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding any pulp.
  • TO ASSEMBLE THE STRAWBERRY MARGARITA:
  • Add 2 tablespoons of margarita salt to a small plate.
  • Rub the rims of your glasses with a used lime wedge. And then dip the rim of the glasses in the salt.
  • In a shaker (or mason jar or coffee cup), fill it up with 2 cups of ice, tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and 2 ounces of strawberry syrup. Cover and shake vigorously.
  • Pour over the remaining ice to serve on the rocks.
  • Garnish with a strawberry or slice of lime.
    Enjoy responsibly. Cheers!
  • HOW TO MAKE FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA
  • Serve in a large margarita glass with a salted rim and a lime wheel to garnish
  • In a high-speed blender add frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, tequila, triple sec, a simple sugar, and ice. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds. 
  • Yields 4

Recipe Video

Kerri’s Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh ripe strawberries.
  • Don’t overcook the strawberries. Once they soften they are ready for use.
  • Use 100% agave tequila blanco or reposado. They taste better and you won’t get a tequila hangover.
  • Use fresh limes for the lime juice and not bottled lime juice. The flavor difference is huge. 
  • I ALWAYS recommend reading through the recipe in full a couple of times before starting. That way you know exactly what to expect and you can prep accordingly.
  • Gather all your ingredients before cooking. This way you don’t forget to add an ingredient or two. Believe me, It has happened so many times so I use “mise en place” to save my sanity and the recipe.
  • For your convenience, you can automatically generate a grocery list using the whisk plugin located the the “Ingredient Rundown” section (scroll ↑).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


Calories277.62

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat .15g 1%
    • Sodium 4684.08mg 196%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 23.22g 8%
      • Dietary Fiber .095g 1%
      • Sugars 19.18g
    • Protein 1.47g 3%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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