Strawberry Margaritas

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Strawberry Margaritas are my favorite fruity take on a classic margarita. Forget your bottled mixes because the best type of margarita is one made from fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice and the most delicious tequila blanco. Salt is also a must! Serve these with my Queso Fundido and Birria Tacos for the best dinner.

Glasses of strawberry margaritas with strawberries and flowers.

Why these margaritas are the best!

Regular margaritas are delicious. I will not fight you on that! But, strawberry flavor takes it to a new fun level. This recipe utilizes spring produce, giving it a delicious berry twist that I’m very into! Don’t sleep on Watermelon Margaritas either. They’re amazing.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Strawberry Margaritas

Ingredient shot of tequila, limes, strawberries.
  1. Fresh strawberries – You could also use frozen if you find yourself in the dead of winter when strawberries aren’t in season.
  2. Limes – Can we have a margarita without lime juice? No, it’d be criminal.
  3. Triple Sec or Cointreau – I favor cointreau but use what you have. Grand Marnier will also work.
  4. Tequila Blanco – I like tequila blanco for a simple, clean flavor profile.
  5. Salt – We need salt on the rim. Salty and sweet for a winning combination.

For the rest of the ingredients, please see the recipe card below!

Strawberry syrup in a saucepan.

How to Make a Strawberry Margarita

  1. Make your strawberry syrup. Add the strawberries with the sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook until simmering and softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Blend them up in a food processor to get it really blended. Of course, you can use a blender too.
  3. Pour it through a strainer to discard the pulp. I like this margarita pulp-free, but of course you could skip this step if you want.
  4. Rub each of the glasses’ rims with a bit of a used lime wedge. Dip it into the kosher salt. I HAVE to have salt on the rim of my glass for a margarita.
  5. Fill up the glasses with ice.
  6. To a shaker (or in my case, a coffee-to go mug), add a handful of ice, 2 ounces of strawberry syrup, tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Shake for 30 seconds.
  7. And then, divide amongst the glasses.
Strawberry syrup in a measuring cup.

Tips and Tricks

  • I like my margaritas ice cold! So be sure to really give it a good shake. I like to do it for at least 30 seconds.
  • Fresh strawberries are always best for this cocktail but if you have frozen, those work, too! Just be sure to thaw them completely before proceeding with the recipe.
  • Use good quality tequila blanco. If you want an extra bit of smokiness added, replace 2 ounces of the tequila with mezcal. Yum.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use another type of liquor?

Sure. These would work with mezcal for a smokier vibe. If you want, you could also use vodka. Obviously it wouldn’t really be a margarita at that point.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yep! I think you should use frozen strawberries in the winter time.

Can I make this into a batch cocktail?

Yep. I would 4x the recipe and add everything (minus the ice) to a large pitcher. Serve it with a bucket of ice on the side so people can add the ice as they serve themselves.

Glasses of strawberry margaritas with strawberries and flowers.

What to Serve with Strawberry Margaritas

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Strawberry Margaritas Recipe

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cooling Time for Syrup: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Forget your bottled mixes because the best type of margarita is one made from fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice and the most delicious tequila blanco. Salt is also a must for these Strawberry Margaritas.

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, (about 5 strawberries)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Splash of water
  • Handful of ice
  • 6 fluid ounces tequila
  • 2 fluid ounces triple sec
  • 3 fluid ounces lime juice, (from about 3 limes)

Instructions 

To Make Strawberry Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, set over medium-low heat, add the strawberries, sugar and water. Mix them up and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Transfer it to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Pour it through a strainer, discarding any pulp.

To Assemble the Strawberry Margarita:

  • Add about 2 tablespoons of kosher 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. Fill up the glasses with salt and set aside.
  • In a shaker (or in my case, a to-go mug), fill it up with a handful of ice, tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice and about 2 ounces of strawberry syrup. Shake it up vigorously. And divide it amongst the glasses. Garnish with a strawberry or slice of lime.

Notes

Tips on Making the Best Strawberry Margarita:
  • I like my margaritas ice cold! So be sure to really give it a good shake. I like to do it for at least 30 seconds.
  • Fresh strawberries are always best for this cocktail but if you have frozen, those work, too! Just be sure to thaw them completely before proceeding with the recipe.
  • Use good quality tequila blanco. If you want an extra bit of smokiness added, replace 2 ounces of the tequila with mezcal. Yum. 
Equipment:
Saucepan | Food Processor | Silicon Spatulas | Strainer

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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2 Comments

  1. I like margaritas cold too, and good tip about fresh strawberries too, I always default to frozen, so thank you, much appreciated!

  2. 5 stars
    (I’m writing this with a pleasant buzz from these margs) Damn! These margaritas are perfect. Nice and strong, perfectly sweet and citrusy. Thank you, Adriana!