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How To Make Strawberry Margaritas

This is a very refreshing drink for hot summer days, and it’s not that difficult to make. I’m going to show you how to make strawberry margaritas with mix or from scratch and give you my favourite method for making sure it turns out great each and every time.

The key for how to make margaritas strawberry-flavoured and make sure it tastes great is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients. It is important that you use freshly squeezed lime juice rather than bottled lime juice.

The difference is that the packaged lime juice can be flat and lacking flavour. It won’t offer the subtle complexity that’s expected from a good margarita.

Make sure you choose a quality Silver or Blanco tequila for this drink. They give you that authentic agave flavor, and while many people prefer Reposado tequila, you can use any one of a range of tequilas for this drink.

Orange liqueurs give you some options as well, and anything from a Grand Marnier to a Cointreau to a Curacao will work great.

The water you use is important as well. Quality filtered water is important if you are putting ice in the drink. I want to share my little secret with you, though. I don’t put any ice in mine. I might chill it ahead of time so that I don’t need to use any ice, but I make sure I use frozen strawberries to chill the drink and ensure the flavour isn’t diluted.

I think adding ice or any kind of water to the drink can rob it of its flavour, so I always try to use very frozen strawberries for the drink to help it retain the full, complex flavour.

How to Make Strawberry Margaritas with Mix

If you’re using a mix, this can go amazingly fast, and it would be very simple to make. I think there’s more reward in making it yourself from scratch with fresh ingredients, and you can definitely control how it is made and ensure that everything is of the highest quality.

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However, I can understand people wanting to use a margarita mix when they don’t know how to make blended strawberry margaritas.

So those who are making this using a mix, you don’t have much work to do at all. It’s all pretty much made up for you already, you just need to add a little bit to bring out the best flavour. I would suggest the addition of a little lime juice or some extra tequila as well. These can really enhance the flavour when you make this drink out of a mix.

A lot of the premixed margaritas come with about 9% tequila, which is really low compared to how the drink would be mixed at a bar.

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Margaritas

You can make this at home on your own from scratch if you like. It’s definitely more rewarding this way, and I will show you my method for how to make frozen strawberry margaritas.

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How to Make Homemade Strawberry Margaritas

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of tequila
  • 1 pound of frozen whole strawberries
  • ½ cup of lime juice
  • cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of orange liqueur
  • Lime, for garnish
  • Margarita salt, for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare the glasses by running a lime wedge around the outer rim of the glasses. Roll the lime into the margarita salt mix and then set the lime to the side.
  • Add to a blender your lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, honey, and strawberries. Blend all of these together until they are smooth.
  • Add more sweetener or alcohol as necessary to get the taste just right.
  • Garnish the glass with strawberry, lime and/or margarita salt.

If you want to know how to make strawberry margaritas on the rocks, just add in some ice to the drink. Consider adding a more concentrated mixture of ingredients so that the ice does not dilute your flavour too much. Be sure to use ice cubes sparingly, as the more you have, the more diluted the flavour of the margarita will be.

How to Make Strawberry Margaritas in a Blender

You can blend this drink together if you want or mix it by hand. I definitely suggest using a blender, though, if you are using frozen strawberries. That will make the process a lot smoother. If you don’t have a blender, then you should probably let the strawberries thaw out first so that they are easier to work with.

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One thing to know about how to make margaritas strawberry is that the drink should be very cold but not frozen. It should still be pourable, even if you are using frozen strawberries. It shouldn’t be so thick and so cold that it is tough to drink and that it gives you a brain freeze when you gulp it down.

How to make fresh strawberry margaritas that are thick and icy cold? Just add a couple cups of ice to the margarita mix when you blend it. Don’t blend for too long so that the ice still remains partially in the mixture. This will create a pleasantly thick drink that is much like a slushie.

Making Variations

There are some great ways to modify the drink and make it a bit different from the recipe ideas that I have given you here. How to make strawberry mango margaritas? Just make the recipe as normal, as it is detailed above, and then add in a few slices of mango to the mix before it goes into the blender.

Be sure to use fresh mango, if at all possible. Dried mango and other dried fruits simply will not work for this beverage.

Other fruits make good additions as well, including bananas and pineapple. Have fun experimenting with the drink and adding different beverages to the mix or different fruits and different fruit juices. You can change the drink up slightly by using something other than lime juice, such as freshly squeezed lemon juice or orange juice, among others.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, and you can have a lot of fun changing out the ingredients and making this drink in a way that you find most appealing.

 

Written by Pauline

I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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