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Strawberry Margarita Recipe

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Refreshing and simple Strawberry Margarita Recipe that is sweet and delicious. Made with tequila, strawberry puree, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and maple syrup. Perfect at home cocktail for one.

sugar rimmed glass with strawberry margarita in it with liquor bottle and small blue bowl with lime wedges.

There is still time to enjoy what is left of summer with a refreshing cocktail. 

Just in case you think drink recipes have to be complicated and in large batches, then let me share with you they do not. I actually love sharing cocktail recipes that use simple ingredients and make enough to serve one person. Recently I have shared other margarita recipes such as a peach margarita, cherry margarita, and the classic original margarita. Each of these recipes is perfect for those times when you need to enjoy cocktail hour at home.

Today I will be sharing a strawberry margarita that is sure to add another option to your margarita collection. Be sure to save this recipe to give a try soon. 

What ingredients are needed for this strawberry margarita?

ingredients for strawberry margarita in separate containers

  1. Tequila – This truly comes down to preference, for this recipe I chose to use reposado tequila. This tequila is aged in oak for two months up to a year and this softens the taste a bit making it perfect for using in any margarita recipe. Other tequilas that are available are joven, anejo, blanco, and mixto. 
  2. Fresh Strawberry puree – For this ingredient, you may substitute 1 tablespoon of strawberry preserves. Add fresh or frozen strawberries into a blender or food processor and process until slightly smooth. 
  3. Lime juice – Use fresh limes or a lime juice that is 100% lime juice without any other additional ingredients. This is the most important part of the margarita in my opinion, so fresh lime juice is the best option to use. 
  4. Orange-flavored liqueur – For this, you may choose to substitute orange juice. However, some particular brands of orange-flavored liqueur that are available are Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and Curaçao. Go with whichever you prefer, I enjoy Cointreau personally to make my margaritas. 
  5. Maple syrup – This twist really takes the flavor of the margarita up a notch. It provides so much depth and I prefer to use it instead of simple syrup. If you prefer to use simple syrup, simply mix one part cane sugar and mix with one part warm water until the sugar dissolves. 
  6. Salt or sugar – Coarse sea salt, kosher salt, or large flake salt will work the best to rim the margarita glass. If you prefer to use sugar, then I love to use raw cane sugar.  
  7. Ice – Crushed or cubed. For a frozen version, add all of the ingredients into a blender along with the ice and blend to your desired texture/smoothness.

How to make the best strawberry margarita recipe:

Begin the recipe by using a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid to combine together the tequila, strawberry puree, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and maple syrup together. Place the shaker top or jar lid on the shaker or jar and carefully shake for 10 to 15 seconds.

close up side view of ingredients for strawberry margarita in glass jar

Pour the drink mixture from the shaker or jar into a glass. Top with a lime wedge for garnish. Serve and enjoy!

close up side view strawberry margarita in sugar rimmed glass next to small bowl with lime wedges

Tips to make the best margarita recipe:

  • To make strawberry puree add fresh or frozen strawberries into a blender and process until slightly smooth. 
  • You may substitute orange juice in the same unit of measure for the orange-flavored liqueur. 
  • Be sure to use fresh lime juice for this recipe. For an ounce use approximately the juice of 1 1/2 small limes. 
  • Rim the glass with brown sugar. If you prefer to use salt, use coarse sea salt or kosher salt. 
  • If this margarita is too strong in terms of alcohol, adjust to your preference or allow the ice to melt a little before drinking to dilute. 
  • Double or triple the recipe as needed. 
overhead view sugar rimmed glass with strawberry margarita in it.

Strawberry Margarita Recipe

Refreshing and simple Strawberry Margarita Recipe that is sweet and delicious. Made with tequila, strawberry puree, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and maple syrup. Perfect at home cocktail for one.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ice
  • salt or sugar to rim glass (optional)
  • lime wedge to rim glass (optional)

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by using a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid to combine together 2 ounces of tequila, 1/4 cup strawberry puree, 1 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce orange-flavored liqueur, and 1 teaspoon maple syrup together. 
  • Place the top/lid on the shaker or jar and carefully shake for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Grab your favorite glass and rub the rim with a slice of lime for the lime juice. Rub this part of the glass in brown sugar until the rim of the glass is completely covered.
  • Add ice into the glass.Pour the mixture from the shaker or jar into the glass. Top with a lime wedge or peach for garnish. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • To make strawberry puree add fresh or frozen strawberries into a blender and process until slightly smooth. 
  • You may substitute orange juice in the same unit of measure for the orange-flavored liqueur. 
  • Be sure to use fresh lime juice for this recipe. For an ounce use approximately the juice of 1 1/2 small limes. 
  • Rim the glass with brown sugar. If you prefer to use salt, use coarse sea salt or kosher salt. 
  • If this margarita is too strong in terms of alcohol, adjust to your preference or allow the ice to melt a little before drinking to dilute. 
  • Double or triple the recipe as needed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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hand holding glass with strawberry margarita over ice in it.

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