Fresh Strawberry Margarita

May 2, 2014 by Ali

This fresh strawberry margarita recipe is ready to go in less than 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. Serve it on the rocks or frozen -- your choice!

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

Hey, hey, it’s my birthday! And I made margaritas to celebrate!

Actually, I had all intentions of making a cake, but it’s Cinco de Mayo week here on the blog. (The best holiday ever to coincide with my birthday each year!) And we all know that chips and salsa and margs are about my favorite thing to eat on the planet. So hey, after 30 years of cakes, why not a margarita to celebrate the big 3-1?

I have to say, this recipe is one of my all-time favorites too. Strawberry margaritas are a classic! But instead of going the usual frozen strawberries route, I decided to make use of the beautiful ripe strawberries that are in abundance right now and make a fresh strawberry margarita version. It is sweetened with honey (or agave). It calls for just 5 simple ingredients. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up in a blender. It can be served on the rocks or frozen.

And goodness, it is delicious.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

If you happen to be reading this at a time of year when strawberries aren’t in season, or if you absolutely can’t get your paws on a pound of fresh berries, you are more than welcome to use frozen berries. You can either blend them up frozen, or let them thaw and get closer to the effect of a fresh strawberry margarita on the rocks. But if you can find some fresh strawberries, I completely recommend using them! I swear you can taste the difference of those sweet fresh berries.

And I actually love having a strawberry drink that — for once — isn’t frozen.

So grab 5 ingredients and find 5 minutes and make a batch with me! Here’s how:

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

Well, actually there are hardly any instructions. Just dump all 5 ingredients — strawberries, tequila, orange liqueur, honey (or desired sweetener), and some fresh lime juice in a blender.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

Then blend until smooth. If you’re using fresh berries, you’ll probably have a nice thick foam that develops on top after this sits for a few minutes. Feel free to skim it off if you don’t want super foamy margaritas.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

Then either pour them over ice to serve on the rocks. Or add some ice to your blender and make frozen margaritas. And then enjoy!

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

Cheers to 31!

Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 2/3 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3-1/2 cup honey or agave, more/less to taste
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec (or any orange liqueur)
  • (for serving) ice, salt to rim the glasses, extra fresh strawberries and/or lime slices for garnish

Method

Add strawberries, tequila, lime juice, honey, and orange liqueur to a blender. Pulse until completely smooth. Let the mixture rest for about 3 minutes, then skim off the foam on top. Taste, and add extra tequila or sweetener if desired.

If you would like to serve these in salt-rimmed glasses, simply run a lime wedge around the top of each glass. Then dip the top of the glass upside-down in a bowl of coarse margarita salt. Garnish the glasses with fresh strawberries and/or lime slices if desired.

To Serve On The Rocks:

Fill up each glass about half full with ice, then pour the margaritas over the ice and serve immediately.

To Serve Frozen:

Add about 3-4 cups of ice to your blender with the strawberry margarita mixture, and pulse until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks! gimmesomeoven.com

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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23 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry Margarita

  1. Happy belated birthday!
    Thanks so much for all you share!

    - Penny

  2. I so wish I had not cleaned off my tequila. Guess I’ll have to buy more. Oh darn ;-)

    - Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

  3. I had to laugh when I saw this posting. I lived in NC for many years, and every spring is strawberry time here. Fantastic strawberries. I was a single mom with 2 girls and would make “Strawberry Margaritas” for the girls and I. Strawberries and the margarita mixer from the store and no alcohol. Works great until my 9 year old is standing on the front porch, welcoming her sleepover friends, waving a glass around, saying “come on in, we’re having margaritas!”. Needless to say, I had to make a quick path to the driveway to explain, no alcohol.

    - Judy Hudgins

  4. It just occurred to me while reading this and thinking how beautiful it looks that I have never made a cocktail! Shocking! Maybe this is the one I should start with.
    Happy birthday!

    - Helen @ Scrummy Lane

  5. Happy Birthday!! Have great weekend in Florida!!

    These look awesome!

    - Tieghan

  6. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Thank you for a great recipe for a group. We women do love our margaritas. The problem with it is that I suspect it might be a teeny weeny too good. Lol

    - Carol at Wild Goose Tea

  7. Happy birthday!! :) That looks so GOOD

    - Kim Henrichs

  8. Happy Birthday! I discovered you via pinterest a few months ago and am now an addict! I love your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing them xxx

    - Lucy

  9. So not only do you have amazing skills when it comes to food photography but you are also a mind reader! Did you know that? I was just thinking “I really need a good strawberry margarita recipe”… enter Ali! Great recipe and Happy Birthday to you! :)

    - Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  10. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day :)

    Sammi

    - Sammi @Sammi Sunshine

  11. Happy happy birthday, Ali!! Whoa this sound potent but oh so delicious!

    - Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

  12. I think I could live on chips, guac and margs alone forever and ever. This strawberry one looks so refreshing! Happy birthday, Ali!

    - Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  13. Perfect Cinco de Mayo drink. Happy Birthday! Cheers!

    - Kim @ Kim's Healthy Eats

  14. This is my kind of drink. It looks amazing!

    - Emily @ Life on Food

  15. I have been doing extensive research on margaritas over the past month. The OVERWHELMING consensus of the margarita experts is that putting Cointreau or Triple Sec, Grand Marnier (or any orange liqueur) most being of French origin, have no place in a native Mexican cocktail. After trying many different recipes I have to agree. Just putting in my two cents.

    Thank you.

    - Bob Koch

  16. Oh my gosh, those margaritas look so bright, pretty and perfect! Your photos are amazing :) Happy Birthday!

    - Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

  17. From now on, when I think of a margarita, that top photo is going to pop into my mind, it’s just stunning, and Happy Birthday!

    - sue/the view from great island

  18. Happy Birthday!! :) These sound SO fantastic. I am definitely partial to tequila and margaritas :)

    - Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

  19. Happy Birthday, Ali! Hope you have a great day celebrating!

    - Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

  20. I am counting the weeks until strawberry season! This looks so fresh and delish!! PS: Where’s the jalapeño?!?

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  21. Happy Birthday Ali! Hope you have a great day spending it with the girls!

    - Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

  22. Happy Birthday!

    I love anything that I can make super quick without a lot of fuss!

    I’m actually planting my own strawberry patch this year, and these drinks would be fun to make with my crop =) Not to mention a conversation starter…

    - Laura @ Raise Your Garden

  23. Beautiful photos! And birthday!!!

    - Meg Jones | The Spatularette