A strawberry margarita is everyone’s favorite summer cocktail. It’s fruity, festive, and with just 5 ingredients and a blender you’ll have a frosty cocktail in minutes.
Nothing says fiesta like a frozen strawberry margarita. They’re colorful, playful, photogenic, and perfect for all your tequila lovers. Not to mention, strawberry peak season is upon us. Which means strawberry smoothies, strawberry frozen yogurt, and this refreshing cocktail for happy hour.
Get ready to whip up this margarita for Cinco De Mayo or any of your summer festivities. This sweet, fruity cocktail will sure get the party going.
Strawberry Margarita Recipe Video
Before diving into the details of this recipe, take a look at how I make this strawberry margarita recipe. It’s super easy. Give it a watch below!
What’s In A Strawberry Margarita?
For a thick and refreshing strawberry margarita (just like your favorite Mexican restaurant) use frozen strawberries. They’re economical, easy to find and you won’t dilute your margarita with blended ice.
But if you have fresh strawberries those work too. Just wash your berries and remove the stems before tossing them into the blender. Then, serve the margarita on the rocks over ice.
Tequila and Orange Liqueur
You’ll want to begin by choosing a good Blanco (or silver) tequila for their true agave flavor. I’m using Reposado tequila, but feel free to use whichever you like.
As for orange liqueurs, I love Cointreau for its mix of sweet and bitter oranges. Other common brands to use are Curaçao and Grand Marnier. For a more detailed breakdown between all these liquors, take a peek at my classic margarita recipe.
Freshly squeezed lime juice is a key ingredient for margaritas. Don’t use bottles of lime juice, the flavor is muted and flat. Fresh limes make all the difference.
Strawberries are naturally sweet so I don’t think sugar is required in this recipe. But if you like a margarita on the sweeter side, feel free to add your favorite sweetener. I’d start with 3-4 tablespoons of honey, sugar or other sweetener, then taste.
Salt or No Salt
This is personal preference and completely up to you. I love a salt rimmed glass, but there’s no right or wrong answer to this one. You do you.
How To Make A Strawberry Margarita
- Prep your glasses. Run a lime wedge around the upper outer rim of your glasses. Then roll it into the margarita salt mixture and set aside.
- Blend away. Add the frozen strawberries, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice to a blender. Blend until it’s completely smooth. Here, you can taste test and add extra tequila or sweetener if desired.
- Pour it up. Pour the blended margarita into the glasses and garnish with a strawberry. That’s it!
More Fun Cocktail Recipes
This frozen strawberry margarita is just the thing for a warm summer night. But if you’d like a non-frozen beverage, these cocktails should do the trick.
- Red Sangria
- Mango Margarita
- Moscato Sangria
- Limoncello Prosecco
- White Sangria With Mangos and Strawberries
Easy Strawberry Margarita Recipe
- 1 pound frozen whole strawberries
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur, Cointreau or similar
- 1/3 cup honey or other sweetener, more or less to taste
- margarita salt, to rim the glasses
- limes, for garnish
- Prep your glasses. First, run a small wedge of lime around the upper outer rim of your glasses. Then roll it into the margarita salt mixture. Set aside.
- Add the strawberries, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and honey to a blender. Blend until it's completely smooth. Taste test and add extra sweetener or alcohol if desired.
- Pour the blended margarita into the glass and garnish with a strawberry or slice of lime.
- Make sure to use fresh limes for the lime juice and not bottled lime juice. The flavor difference is huge.
- This recipe is frosty, but pourable. It's not the brain-freeze kind of thick frozen margarita you might get in a restaurant. But if you'd like it extra thick and slushy, you can add two cups of ice.