Looking for the best Strawberry Margarita recipe in the land? Look no further – we’ve got you covered with our one and only Strawberry Margarita recipe and our top tips and tricks to make big batches for parties.
Muddling your strawberries with mint or basil leaves is a delicious twist.
The recipe is a batch-friendly, so make up a big jug and please a crowd.
Add the strawberries to a mason jar or shaker along with the lime juice and crush or muddle them with the end of a rolling pin
Pour in the rest of the ingredients with a handful of ice
Shake vigorously to chill thoroughly before straining into chilled glasses
Scoop out any strawberry pulp stuck in the sieve and gently stir it into the cocktail
Slide the sliced strawberry onto the edge of the glass and serve
The essential Strawberry Margarita ingredients you need
The key to making the best Strawberry Margarita recipe is choosing your four simple ingredients carefully. Obviously, the tequila needs to take centre stage so go big and pick a good quality one with a great taste. We recommend a blanco, which blends perfectly with sweet strawberry. Choose Espolõn Tequila Blanco for an excellent base, it’s made with 100% Blue Weber agave. Blanco tequilas are agave-forward, with light citrus notes, and are clear in appearance as they haven’t been aged for as long.
For the fruit, we recommend opting for ripe and fresh strawberries and limes for the ultimate sweet and sour combo. Sweet strawberries are in season during the summer months, so you can get your hands on a box of deliciously ripe strawberries easily. For the lime juice, it’s got to be freshly squeezed; it’s a non-negotiable for that zesty-sweet acidity.
For extra sweetness and balance, we need an agave syrup. It has a richer and caramel-like flavour compared to simple syrup and easy to find in the shops bought. It’s simple to make yourself too: mix up equal measures of agave nectar with water and keep leftovers in the fridge for up to one week.
How to make a big batch of Strawberry Margarita
When hosting a crowd, effortless entertaining is key. How to make a Strawberry Margarita in a big batch is really simple; all you need is a strong blender to scale it up. Just pop all your ingredients along with your ice and blend, the texture will be more like a slushy, but it can be made in advance and kept in jugs in the fridge. An average blender jug holds about 1½ litres, so multiply your quantities by 10. Hold back a little on the ice as you can always add more to your jug before it goes out to the table. If you have big bowls, serve it in punch-style with a ladle for easy serving.
Our go-to Strawberry Margarita recipe that impresses every time
Let us tell you how to make a Strawberry Margarita the easy way. You’ll need a cocktail shaker or mason jar and all the ice to get the perfect serve like the ones on offer at a Mexican beach bar. Get muddling your fruit to release the fragrant juices and then shake shake shake the cocktail to combine and chill. Serve in a cocktail glass with a strawberry on the rim and the pulp stirred through for an extra sweet drink you’ll want to make again and again.
Fun recipe variations
Looking for a few alternatives to make your Strawberry Margarita recipe stand out from the crowd? We’ve got some twists on the classic below:
- Add a salted rim. A salted rim isn’t a classic addition to this berry version of the Margarita but feel free to do a lightly dipped rim if you’re in the mood. Simply rub the rim in lime juice and dip it in a saucer with some salt. For extra fun, sprinkle popping candy into the salt or for something a little more sophisticated, try crushed pink peppercorns
- Add herbs. Muddling your strawberries with mint or basil leaves is a delicious twist and creates a summery picnic-inspired taste
For more fruity Marg’s try our Lime Margarita or get groovy with a Classic Marg.