By: Amanda Magnus
I have recently become obsessed with strawberry margaritas. And not just drinking them (in moderation of course) but figuring out the perfect recipe. It all started when Brian and I were out to eat with his family at Chili’s. His dad ordered a margarita on the rocks. I’ve always been a blended margarita drinker but also didn’t love them because blended drinks are so filling. But I tried his margarita and it was delicious! So good I had to get one. So Brian and I ordered a strawberry margarita on the rocks. Let me just say it was the best strawberry margarita I’ve ever had! So, instead of heading home after dinner Brian and I went to the grocery store to get ingredients to try and replicate the recipe.
This took some time to figure out and some trial and error but the margaritas were delicious each time and just kept getting better with each adjustment we made! So now that I feel we have perfected this amazing drink I want to share it with all of you!
What you’ll need:
16oz strawberries (Fresh or frozen that are thawed)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
12oz frozen limeade concentrate
12 oz tequila
4oz triple sec
I start by pureeing the strawberries in my ninja blender. You could use a food processor or blender as well. I don’t add any water but if you do need to just subtract that from the total 1 cup of water you will need. Also, the ninja completely blends the seeds but if your blender or food processor leaves seeds you may want to strain with cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer.
After the strawberries are a smooth puree I put them in a sauce pan with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Stir together and heat over medium high heat until it starts to boil. Once boiling, stir continuously for a minute. Then turn down to a simmer and let the syrup reduce a bit. It will also thicken up a bit by doing this so don’t reduce it more than a quarter I’d say.
While the strawberry syrup is being made, you can dump the rest of your ingredients into a pitcher to mix them together. Once the strawberry syrup is done and cooled off a bit mix in with the rest of the ingredients in your pitcher. Stir well to combine.
When you are ready to serve, you can serve over ice or what we do is put ice in a drink shaker add in our margarita mix and shake well to chill. Then we pour into a sugar rimmed margarita glass and garnish with a strawberry. All that’s left to do is enjoy!
Let us know if you try out this recipe! We have made it a few times and brought it to a party and they were gone instantly! Do you have a favorite drink you have recreated?