Strawberry Margarita Recipe

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

Strawberry margs have gotten a bad reputation for years. I blame the frozen strawberry stuff in the can; in my opinion, it’s just too candy-sweet. I can barely get through one, and if I do, all that sugar makes for a rough next day.

Same with the frozen strawberry margarita machine—made with syrup, not fruit—and do those machines even get cleaned? And strawberry margarita jello shots? Just a poor imitation of the real thing, made with real strawberries.

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

If you’ve been hiding your love for strawberries in a margarita behind closed doors, this recipe might make you shout it from the rooftops.

Not only is this strawberry margarita recipe super, super simple, but the result is one gorgeous cocktail that you’ll be proud to tell all your friends about. Five ingredients, five minutes to throw together, for the best 5:00 happy hour ever.

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Of course, if you’re needing a virgin strawberry margarita, just make the strawberry margarita mix without the strong stuff, and stir up your drinks using fresh sparkling water.

Planning a Strawberry Margarita Cocktail Party? Great idea! Click and slide the number next to “servings” on the recipe card below to adjust the ingredients to match how many you’re feeding—the recipe does the math for you, it’s that easy.

Strawberry Margarita ingredients:

Fresh strawberries, freshly squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, tequila, tripe sec, poured over ice. That’s it!

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

How do you make frozen Strawberry Margaritas?

Instead of pouring these margaritas on ice, throw some ice in the blender and make it an adult slushy.

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

Can you make Strawberry Margaritas with frozen strawberries?

Don’t sweat it if the only strawberries at the store look pale and unappealing. A bag of frozen strawberries absolutely can stand in; in fact, they’ll make the cocktail slushier.

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

What kind of tequila makes the best Margarita?

There’s too many great tequilas out there to list off, but for a fruit-forward margarita like this one, I prefer to keep things simple and use a silver tequila.

Silver, blanco, or white tequila is bottled without any aging, so it’s the perfect variety for bringing out all the bright flavors of the lime and strawberry. Of course it’s your cocktail so you can make things as top shelf as you like.

How to Rim a Cocktail Glass for Margaritas

  1. First, fill a shallow saucer or margarita salt dish with 1/4” or thereabouts of salt. The dish has to be at least as wide as your cocktail glass.
  2. Next, take a fresh lime wedge and gently slide it along the rim of the glass.I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”
  3. Finally, tilt the glass and dip just the outside edge of the glass as you rotate it, keeping it tipped. This prevents too much salt from spilling into your drink, and ruining your cocktail.I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”
  4. Shake off any loose grains of salt back into the saucer. You can make a bunch of glasses ahead of time and let them dry; the lime juice will hold the salt firmly in place.

How do you make a Strawberry Margarita without triple sec?

Triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur that is standard fare behind most bars and isn’t too expensive. Here are some good substitutes:

Cointreau: My favorite choice. Cointreau is an orange flavored French liqueur that takes Margaritas up a notch.

Grand Marnier: Whoa, Nelly! Another French liqueur, Grand Marnier is sometimes floated on top of a Margarita to make it extra deluxe. There’s no reason you can’t do the same.

Luxardo Maraschino: Remember that Hemingway Daiquiri I told you about? You can use one of it’s primary ingredients in place of

Orange peel, zest, and juice: A little bit of the real thing works well, especially for non-alcoholic Strawberry Margaritas.

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

What’s the difference between a strawberry daiquiri and a strawberry margarita?

Bartenders spend their idle hours dreaming and concocting new versions of classic cocktails, so most of our favorite bar drinks have similar versions using another type of alcohol. A daiquiri and margarita are closely related.

The two are basically the same cocktail, except a daiquiri is made with rum, while a margarita uses tequila. Other tequila cocktails: Paloma, Bloody Maria (a Bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka), Tequila Sunrise (tequila, orange juice, grenadine) and a Juan Collins (tequila and sour mix).

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

Strawberry Margarita Recipe

I can’t think of a better time to let your hair down and have a little fun; this fresh Strawberry Margarita can be the perfect way to get started. On the rocks or frozen, with a salted rim (or not), one sip of this beauty says “hello, weekend!”

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cocktails
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 127 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries (hulled)
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 2/3 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/3 cup agave or honey
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 5 cups ice (only if serving frozen)
  • 1 /2 lime cut into wedges for serving
  • Margarita salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add strawberries, tequila, lime juice, agave (or honey) and triple sec into a blender.  Pulse until completely smooth.  

  2. Let mixture rest for about 3 minutes, and skim off foam.  Taste, and add extra tequila or sweetener to taste.

To serve in a salt-rimmed glass:

  1. Run a lime wedge around the top of each glass.  Then dip the top of the glass upside-down in a bowl of coarse margarita salt.

To serve on the rocks:

  1. Fill each glass about half full with ice, then pour the margarita over the ice and serve immediately.

To serve frozen:

  1. Add about 5 cups of ice to your blender with the strawberry margarita mixture, and pulse until smooth.  Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

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