Strawberry Margaritas

Drinks, Quick and Easy, Spring, Summer

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!

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!

ingredient shot of tequila, limes, strawberries

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 saucepan

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.

strawberry syrup in a measuring cup

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glasses of strawberry margaritas with strawberries and flowers

Strawberry Margaritas Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time for Syrup 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 2
Calories: 330kcal
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)

Directions

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
CourseDrinks
CuisineAmerican, Mexican
Keywordberries in a margarita, how to make a margarita, how to make a strawberry margarita, twist on a margarita
Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 6mg
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  • Reply Sabrina May 9, 2020 at 10:28 am

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

  • Reply Marisa May 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    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!