Flavored Margaritas have become extremely popular, and perhaps the most popular of them all is the strawberry Margarita. A delicious, sweet and sour take on the original Margarita.
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What is Strawberry Margarita?
A strawberry margarita is a version of Margarita with added strawberry flavor, this time in the form of strawberry syrup. This can also be done with fresh or frozen strawberries, or with strawberry puree. However the syrup gets you the color, flavor, and sweetness faster than other methods.
Not only does this drink look amazing, it’s going to put every other fruity Margarita you’ve had into perspective. Here’s how to make a strawberry Margarita.
Strawberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 1.5 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz strawberry syrup
- granulates sugar for the rim
- Wet the rim of a rocks glass, dip it in the sugar. Set aside.
- In a shaker combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, strawberry syrup, and ice. Shake very well.
- Strain into ice-filled sugared glass.
When is this drink best ?
I find the strawberry Margarita to be a perfect summer cocktail, full of color and sweetness and an amazing strawberry flavor. Not only is this cocktail very strong, it’s also very flavorful and looks like a lot of fun, which is pretty much the essence of summer.
I can see the strawberry Margarita served at a dance club, a pool party, an after party, a wedding with an open bar, or just a very fun night out.
My thoughts on Strawberry Margarita
I liked the strawberry margarita, and in my opinion strawberry is the best fruit to pair tequila with. You get a nice sweetness from the strawberry syrup and the triple sec, but it’s well balanced by the tartness in lime juice. A very good sweet and sour ratio.
You’ve also got the vaguely apple-like flavor of tequila and it goes so well with strawberry, with an orange undertone from the triple sec. A really delicious fruit mix. And finally, you also get a nice, strong burn from the tequila and triple sec, to remind you to drink this in moderation.
If you like Strawberry Margarita, you might also like…
Raspberry Margarita – a Margarita with raspberries
Blueberry Margarita – a Margarita with blueberries
Coconut Margarita – a Margarita with coconut syrup
Blood Orange Margarita – a Margarita with blood orange juice
Classic Margarita – the classic Margarita
Mexican Firing Squad – a tequila, grenadine, and bitters mix
Notes, substitutes, and tips
Margaritas, like a few other summer drinks, can be either shaken or frozen. The recipe I know is shaken, so it’s the one I’m making. If you want to turn this into a slushie then build the entire cocktail in a blender and add all the ice you want. Make sure the blender can handle the ice. Alternatively, you can swap the syrup for frozen strawberries but you still need to add at least 0.5 oz simple syrup to sweeten this.