The Strawberry Margarita adds a strong dose of strawberry puree to the traditional margarita flavors of lime and orange. The tart and sweet flavors balance each other in a way that’s just right. And you can play with different ratios on each ingredient to get the exact flavor you want.
This is a fairly sweet drink that’s great for summertime – a wonderful choice to serve at a barbecue. It’s also terrific for anytime you wish it was summer. You won’t be surprised to hear that this drink pairs wonderfully with chocolate. Double chocolate brownies are great choice, as are chocolate peanut butter brownies. If you’ve ever had a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich, you’ll know how great strawberry peanut butter can be together.
There’s one variation I love on this drink. You can leave out the simple syrup and rim the glass with sugar and strawberry juice. You can just dip the glass in strawberry juice and then sugar – that’s my preferred method. Or you can mix sugar and strawberry juice together on a plate, and dip the glass into that. Either way you do it, it makes for a slightly less sweet drink.
It’s also possible to make a nonalcoholic version of this drink. You just leave out the tequila, and use a splash of orange juice instead of triple sec. This keeps the flavor very true, but with no alcohol whatsoever. It’s a great mocktail for when you want the flavor, but not the alcohol.
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Strawberry Margarita Recipe
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 1/2 cup strawberry puree (store bought, or frozen can or fresh strawberries, pureed)
- 1 cup tequila
- Juice of 2 limes
- Splash of triple sec
- Splash of simple syrup
Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour it into margarita glasses – serves four – and garnish with strawberries.