Fresh, flavorful and so easy to make, this strawberry margarita is the perfect summer cocktail. Serve it skinny, with salt, extra lime juice or exactly as is!
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This recipe was a very last minute decision, but I just couldn’t let summer pass without another fruity cocktail!
This strawberry margarita recipe is inspired by my blackberry margarita and is light, fresh and ready in just 5 minutes. It has a similar flavor profile to a strawberry daiquiri, but margaritas are made with tequila whereas daiquiris are made with rum.
Don’t worry if you’re craving these in the dead of winter and can’t get your hands on fresh ripe strawberries, frozen ones work too! You can either just turn these into frozen margaritas or let them defrost before blending. Delicious either way!
How to make this recipe
Cut the tops off of the strawberries and add to a blender.
Add in all remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth. Taste and add more lime juice or agave as desired.
Pour through a fine mesh strainer 1-2 times to remove any pulp and foam from blending. This is optional but does help the margarita get super smooth!
Salt the rim of glasses if desired and serve over ice.
Can I use frozen berries?
Yes! But then you will have a frozen margarita and not a regular one, but it would still be delicious! If going the frozen berry route, there’s no need to strain the mixture, just blend everything up and serve as is.
Making it skinny
A skinny margarita is just a regular margarita but without the sweetener, in this case agave. Follow the recipe as written but omit the agave for a lightened up version. I like to add extra lime juice when making it without the sweetener to give it some extra flavor.
Can I make these in advance?
Yes! You can make this strawberry margarita ahead of time, just be serve to keep it away from the ice until you’re ready to serve since that will dilute the drink.
How much tequila should I use?
This recipe calls for 1 cup of tequila total, which yields 4 servings. That’s 1/4 cup for each serving which is about 2 ounces.
A standard shot is 1.5 ounces, so these are slightly stronger than that. Feel free to scale up or down a bit depending on your preferences!
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- 1 pound fresh strawberries (16 ounces/1 standard container)
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/2-3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup agave or honey
- Salt & ice for serving
- Cut the tops off of the strawberries and add to a blender.
- Add in all remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth. Taste and add more lime juice or agave as desired.
- Pour through a fine mesh strainer 1-2 times to remove any pulp and foam from blending. This is optional but does help the margarita get super smooth!
- Salt the rim of glasses if desired and serve over ice.