These cold and refreshing Strawberry Margaritas are made with real strawberries and served frozen or on the rocks.
Servings 4 - 5
- 4 cups chopped strawberries*
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup silver tequila
- ⅓ cup Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice I've used regular oranges and blood oranges
- 1 tablespoon lime juice optional
On the rocks:
Combine strawberries, sugar, and a couple tablespoons of water in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Add a little bit more water, if necessary, to get it smooth (this will depend on how juicy your strawberries are).
Place a fine mesh sieve over a large glass measuring cup and pour the mixture through. Lightly press and stir the mixture through the sieve. Discard the solids. You should have around 1-½ cups of strawberry puree; you might not need all of it.
Add tequila, Grand Marnier, orange juice, lime juice, and 1 cup strawberry puree to the blender (no need to clean it out) and blend until combined. Taste and adjust ingredients as necessary. Serve in glasses filled with crushed ice.
*If preparing your margarita on the rocks, use fresh strawberries or thawed frozen strawberries. If using frozen strawberries, I recommend measuring them before thawing.
*If preparing frozen margaritas, use frozen strawberries (still frozen).
Adjust all ingredients to suit your taste. This makes a mildly sweet margarita. If you want it stronger, increase the tequila or orange liqueur. If you want it sweeter, increase the syrup and/or orange juice.
To coat the rim of your glass in sugar or coarse salt: Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge or a little water. Place salt or sugar on a plate and dip/twist the rim of the glass into the salt or sugar.
Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg