Strawberry Margaritas

Strawberry Margaritas + recipe | Glitter & Grace Blog #strawberry #cocktail #springrecipe

Today, I have another fun cocktail for you! What could be more appropriate for spring than an icy, refreshing drink featuring lots of tart lime juice and a deliciously sweet strawberry simple syrup? Making margaritas from scratch has been on my bucket list for a while, and I finally got around to it for my birthday party earlier this month!

This winter and the one before I’ve enjoyed family excursions to sunny Mexico. On both vacations, a cold glass of this delicious cocktail was a requisite, daily indulgence – either enjoyed on the beach, post-swim, or while watching the sunset from our hotel’s rooftop bar. There’s something so festive about a classic margarita that pairs perfectly with the laid-back, carefree vibe of a beach vacation. I wanted to recreate this blissful feeling at home, and set the tone for a lively and joyous birthday bash!

The basic ingredients for these margaritas are pretty straightforward: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and lots of ice. For this particular occasion, I knew I needed to throw in some strawberries for a seasonal, spring twist on the classic drink. Earlier in the day, before our guests arrived, I blended up an easy strawberry simple syrup with just the berries, sugar, and water. As I made each drink, I topped it off with a shot of this concoction –  watching it disperse and blend throughout the glass was part of the fun! So cheers to sunny days, fun cocktails, and a free and easy vacation attitude, even from home!

Strawberry Margaritas + recipe | Glitter & Grace Blog #strawberry #cocktail #springrecipe

Strawberry Margaritas

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

For 1 cup simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

For drink:

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounces triple sec
  • 1 1/5 ounces lime juice
  • lime wedge, salt, and sugar, for rim
  • ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup

Directions

  1. To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Place syrup in a blender with sliced strawberries and blend until smooth.
  3. To make drink, stir tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a jar until well combined.
  4. Run lime wedge around the edge of a glass and dip in a mixture of salt and sugar. Fill glass with ice.
  5. Pour tequila mixture over ice, then top with simple syrup.

Notes

  • The simple syrup recipe makes enough for 5-6 drinks. Feel free to scale up accordingly!

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