O ne of the best ways to enjoy fresh strawberries this season is in a fresh strawberry margarita. This perfect drink is one of my favorite things because of the sweet strawberry flavor and red-pinkish hue. What an amazing seasonal drink.
We’re really lucky to get the fresh fruit here in California. There are so many strawberry farms and you can pick your own. We even have a Strawberry Festival!
So for this strawberry margarita recipe, I start with only fresh strawberries, cut off the leaves and freeze them whole at least 4 hours before . Of course, the limes are freshly squeezed too. Then the simple syrup is just equal amounts of water and sugar simmered together. At this point you can certainly add mint leaves to the syrup for a slight minty flavor. When it comes to tequila, I prefer using blanco or silver which contains 100% agave. Depending on how sweet the strawberries are, you may have to adjust the sweetness to your taste using the remaining syrup.
Blended Fresh Strawberry Margarita
|CourseDrinks PREP TIME15 MINS SERVINGSINGREDIENTS4 oz. simple syrup7 oz. tequila blanco or silver 100% agave4 4 cups 6 oz. 4 4 1/2 1/2 1 lb. fresh strawberries|
- Reserve 2 pieces strawberries for garnish later. For the rest of the strawberries, cut the leaves off, place it inside a freezer bag and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Make the syrup: Boil water and sugar in a small pot on medium/high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Turn off heat and let cool.
- In a blender, mix together frozen strawberries, 4 oz. simple syrup, lime juice, and ice until smooth. Add tequila and triple sec. Blend again for another 6 seconds. (Adjust sweetness to your taste by using the rest of the simple syrup if needed) Serve in 4 old-fashioned glasses and garnish with strawberry halves and lime slices.