What could be more refreshing than a cool Fresh Strawberry Margarita?
This is a refreshing summer drink that you can enjoy all year. Of course the flavor is best in the summer when using fresh local strawberries. But, you can also experience a touch of summer anytime when using frozen ones when strawberry season is over. This margarita will rival any you can buy in a restaurant and will cost much less. Spoil yourself and make this delicious after-dinner drink you can enjoy at home.
- Lots of ice (about 1 to 2 cups ice cubes)*
- 8 to 10 ripe strawberries, fresh**
- 4 ounces tequila (good-quality)
- 1 1/2 ounces lime juice, fresh-squeezed
- 1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
- Simple Syrup (optional)
- Coarse salt or sugar (for rimming the glass)
- Whole strawberries (for garnish)
- Lime slices (for garnish)
Wash, dry, and hull the strawberries.
In a blender, add the ice. Fill the blender half-full with ice(the ice must be the first thing the blender grinds up).
After grinding up the ice, add the strawberries, tequila, lime juice, and Tripe Sec; blend until smooth. At this point, have a little taste. Some people like to slightly sweeten up the Strawberry Margarita a little more. If you do, add a little Simple Syrup to taste.
Pour into the Margarita Glasses rimmed with either coarse salt, Margarita Salt, or coarse sugar. To create a salt or sugar-rimmed glass, take a lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into coarse salt or sugar.
Garnish with a whole strawberry and a lime slice (optional).
Non-Alcoholic Version: Omit tequila and Triple Sec. Add an additional squeeze of lime juice.
Makes 2 to 3 serving
* How much ice you use depends on your taste. You may want to experiment with the ice.
** 4 ounces frozen sliced strawberries in syrup (partially thawed) may be substituted in place of the fresh strawberries. Using frozen strawberries (with syrup), will provide a sweeter margarita.
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