Refreshing Strawberry Margarita Recipe

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If you love a classic or skinny margarita, then you’ll enjoy this refreshing strawberry margarita recipe! It’s made with a strawberry simple syrup and fresh muddled strawberries. Perfect for spring and summer!

Strawberry margarita recipe

We simply adore strawberries. The little red, juicy sweet berries are just perfect for so many things! We’ve made some of our favorite recipes with strawberries and now we’ve included them in a delicious margarita!

This recipe isn’t too sweet and it really taste like a classic margarita but with a fresh strawberry flavor throughout. The simple syrup is very easy to make. Check out our complete guide for making simple syrups. They’re great for cocktails.

Also check out all of our favorite tequila cocktails and best margarita recipes!

How to Make a Strawberry Margarita From Scratch

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Glasses
  • Knife
  • Cocktail Jigger
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Mesh Strainer
Tequila, lime juice, simple syrup to make a margarita

Ingredients for A Strawberry Margarita

  • Strawberry Simple Syrup – Make homemade or you can use a store-bought syrup too.
  • Fresh Strawberries – Fresh juicy, organic strawberries are best!
  • Tequila – Blanco tequila is best for this recipe. See our recommendations below.
  • Lime Juice – Always fresh squeezed.
  • Cointreau – You can also use triple sec or if you want it less strong, fresh orange juice.
  • Sugar or Salt for the Rim – We prefer a sugar rim for a strawberry margarita but salt works too!

You can add a dash of soda water over the top of the cocktail if you prefer.

First make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan combine equal parts sugar and water and 5 fresh strawberries sliced.

Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 5 minutes. Muddle the strawberries the sugar mixture once they’re tender. Don’t boil or cook too long or the mixture will be thick, making the margarita texture too thick.

Then, strain through a mesh strainer into a heatproof jar or container. Muddle the strawberries in the mesh strainer to get the flavor out.

Next, in a cocktail shaker muddle two fresh strawberries in the bottom. Then add in tequila, lime juice, strawberry simple syrup, cointreau and a handful of ice.

Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to dilute the ingredients and get the ingredients nice and cold.

How to Rim a Glass

Prepare your margarita glasses by wetting the rim with water then dipping them into a plate of sugar (we prefer for strawberry margaritas) or salt.

Fill the prepared glass with ice and then strain the margarita into the glass.

If you prefer the cocktail to be even more diluted, add a dash of sparkling water over the top!

Tips for Making a Strawberry Margarita

  • Don’t cook the simple syrup too long as you don’t want a thick consistency.
  • Add more lime or tequila if you prefer. 
  • Rim the glass with salt or sugar. We prefer sugar for this margarita. 
  • Substitute cointreau for triple sec or fresh orange juice. 
  • Add a splash of sparkling water if you want to dilute the cocktail even more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need triple sec for margaritas?

You can use triple sec or cointreau for margarita recipes. Furthermore, you can substitute either liqueurs with fresh orange juice if you like them a little less strong.

Strawberry margarita with a strawberry flower

What alcohol is in a margarita?

Strawberry margaritas are made with the tequila blanc. All margaritas are made with tequila and there are many options as to what type you can use.

Here are a few of our favorite tequilas. You can buy most of these at Target or any beverage store and at most grocery stores. They’re all affordable and good quality.

Tequilas for Margaritas

Espolòn Tequila Blanco

Don Julio Blanco Tequila

Patrón Silver Tequila

Casamigos Blanco

Strawberry margarita recipe

What is the difference between a strawberry daiquiri and a strawberry margarita?

A margarita is made with tequila and a daiquiri are made with rum. They can both be served on the rocks or blended.

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Strawberry Margarita Recipe

A refreshing strawberry margarita recipe! It’s made with a strawberry simple syrup and fresh muddled strawberries. Perfect for spring and summer!
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 467kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Strawberry Margarita

  • 5 Strawberries, Cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Strawberry Margarita

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce strawberry simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • 2 strawberries

Instructions

Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan combine equal parts sugar and water and 5 fresh strawberries sliced in half.
  • Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 5 minutes. Muddle the strawberries the sugar mixture once they’re tender. Don’t boil or cook too long or the mixture will be thick, making the margarita texture too thick.
  • Then, strain through a mesh strainer into a heatproof jar or container. Muddle the strawberries on the mesh strainer to get the flavor out. 
    strawberry simple syrup

Strawberry Margarita

  • In a cocktail shaker muddle two fresh strawberries in the bottom. Then add in tequila, lime juice, strawberry simple syrup, cointreau and a handful of ice. 
    muddling strawberries
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to dilute the ingredients and get the ingredients nice and cold. 
    strawberry margarita in a cocktail shaker
  • Prepare your margarita glasses by wetting the rim with water then dipping them into a plate of sugar (we prefer for strawberry margaritas) or salt. 
  • Fill the prepared glass with ice and then strain the margarita into the glass. 
    pouring a margarita into a glass filled with ice
  • If you prefer the cocktail to be even more diluted, add a dash of sparkling water over the top! 

Notes

Don’t cook the simple syrup too long as you don’t want a thick consistency.
Add more lime or tequila if you prefer. 
Rim the glass with salt or sugar. We prefer sugar for this margarita. 
Substitute cointreau for triple sec or fresh orange juice. 
Add a splash of sparkling water if you want to dilute the cocktail even more. 

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Refreshing Strawberry Margarita Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This drink gets me so excited for summer! It’s already been in the 90s here the last few days so this will definitely be my Friday drink.

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