The essential Strawberry Margarita ingredients
The key to making the best Strawberry Margarita recipe is choosing your four simple ingredients carefully. Obviously, the tequila needs to take center stage so go big and pick a good quality one with a great taste. We recommend a blanco, which blends perfectly with sweet strawberries. Choose Espolòn Tequila Blanco for an excellent base.
For the fruit, ripe and fresh strawberries and limes are a must 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 flavor compared to simple syrup and can be store-bought or homemade. It’s super easy to make it yourself: mix up equal measures of agave nectar with water and keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week.
How to choose alcohol for Strawberry Margarita
We highly recommend a good blanco tequila like Espolòn Tequila Blanco, which is 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.
Pro tips to make a Strawberry Margarita
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 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.
How to make a big batch of Strawberry Margarita
When hosting a crowd, effortless entertaining is key so keep things simple and make this Strawberry Margarita in a big batch. All you need is a strong blender to bulk up our easy Strawberry Margarita recipe. 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 pitchers in your refrigerator. An average blender jug holds about 60 ounces, so multiply your quantities by 10. Hold back a little on the ice as you can always add more to your pitcher before it goes out to the table. If you have big bowls, serve it punch-style with a ladle for easy serving.
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