I love fruit margaritas, but usually frozen margaritas are made with a fruit-flavored syrup instead of real fruit. This Strawberry Margarita on the Rocks calls for whole strawberries and absolutely no mix of sweet and tart to make for an eerily sweet, artificially flavored drink. So, I spent some time researching this strawberry margarita on the rocks recipe, and finally came up with a very simple and delicious recipe, I hope everyone can learn it!
The strawberry margarita on the rocks recipe is still quite demanding on the freshness of the strawberries, and if frozen strawberries are out of season, you can easily substitute frozen strawberries for fresh strawberries (or if you just have frozen strawberries on hand). Let the berries thaw in a bowl in the refrigerator for four to six hours, then drain any excess water before using. You can also microwave frozen strawberries on the defrost setting for about 30 seconds to save time. That said, high-season strawberries really make this margarita shine, and this recipe is the perfect way to use up that juicy, flavor-packed hot-weather bounty in about five minutes.
What’s in a Strawberry Margarita Recipe?
- Tequila Liqueur – We like to use Anejo tequila because it has a nice bold and vanilla flavor that goes well with the strawberry simple syrup.
- Cointreau Liqueur – Has a crisp, smooth orange flavor that pairs well with strawberry flavors
- Fresh lime juice
- Strawberry Simple Syrup – it’s just water, sugar and strawberries.
- Others: fresh strawberries, ice, lime wedges, salt for the rim of the glass
How to Make a Strawberry Margarita on the Rocks?
Step 1: Make Simple Syrup – In a medium pot, add water, sugar, sliced strawberries and chile margarita seasoning or chipotle chips. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the strawberries break down and release their juices. Remove from heat to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a blender to make puree. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Step 2: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, use a jig to add Tequila, Cointreau, Lime Juice and Strawberry Simple Syrup. Shake until cool.
Step 3: Wet the edges of the glass by using a lime wedge, then turn the glass upside down and dip in the salt. Add ice cubes to the glass and carefully pour the drink over the ice. Garnish with fresh strawberries before serving.
- How to Make a Frozen Strawberry Margarita?
Add ingredients to a blender, add 1 cup ice, and blend until slushy. Pour into prepared glasses and enjoy!
- I don’t want this drink to be spicy so what are my options?
When making simple syrup, don’t add chile margarita seasoning or jalapeños.
- What is the best tequila for preparing a strawberry margarita?
Our top pick is Casamigos Reposado. It has a strong taste with a slightly salty taste. It pairs well with sweet strawberry simple syrup.
This strawberry margarita recipe is easy to make, fruity, sweet, slightly spicy, and super delicious! It’s a great refreshing drink to enjoy with friends and family on warm days.