Yes, it’s Monday and you’re probably not thinking too much about fruity cocktails but this was a perfect way to end Strawberry Week. We started our week by eating dessert first so why not kick off your own Strawberry Week (and make Monday a little less blah) with this treat.
There are so many variations on the classic margarita and, as long as they don’t involve any mixes frozen in a can or purchased in a jug, they’re all good by me. I started with my usual recipe for a plain old margarita and added strawberries and a little simple syrup. It’s really a lot easier than it looks here, although the fact that it’s a little time-consuming is probably a good thing. If they were faster I’d probably drink a lot more of them!
- Orange Liqueur
- Fresh Limes/Lime Juice
- Simple Syrup (recipe is in this post)
- Balsamic Vinegar (thanks for the tip, SpinBird )
- SaltJuice the limes.Slice a couple of strawberries and drop them into a cocktail shaker.Add a little simple syrup and muddle, aka smash it all up into a puree. You could probably use plain sugar instead of simple syrup but I like the sugar already well-dissolved so I keep simple syrup on hand.Pour a shot each of orange liqueur, lime juice and tequila, along with just a dash of balsamic vinegar.Add a little ice and each shot to the cocktail shaker and shake to blend.Run a lime wedge around the edge of a margarita glass to get it wet.Dip it into the salt.Add a couple of ice cubes and pour the drink into the glass. Garnish with a strawberry and a lime wedge and then sip it slowly!