Strawberry Margaritas

March 22, 2010

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!

  • Tequila
  • Orange Liqueur
  • Fresh Limes/Lime Juice
  • Strawberries
  • 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!
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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Memoria March 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I don’t drink alcohol, but this drink looks beautiful. I love making and using simple syrup, too.


2 Need Only March 14, 2011 at 8:03 am

If you’re using Cuervo, you don’t know tequila nor margaritas.


3 Karen Bove March 14, 2011 at 9:25 am

Nah, I’m just not a tequila snob.


4 Cassie May 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Wow! I just made this and it is AMAZING! I was looking for a strawberry margarita recipe that was not frozen or had to be with ice. And the Balsamic vinegar was such an amazing plus to the already delicious recipe! I will be sharing your blog! :)


5 Karen Bove May 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Thanks! I like my margaritas on the rocks too, and no frozen pre-fab mixes either.


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