I’m pretty sure you worked super hard this week.

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

You deserve me.

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

I’m cold and icy and refreshing and filled with tequila. It’s probably like… 160 degrees where you live right? See… now you really need me.

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

I’m nothing like those sugary sweet fake-tasting strawberry margaritas. I’m just a classic margarita with some fresh strawberry simple syrup… I have the slightest hint of fruity flavor. I think I’m pretty perfect.

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

My rim is also covered in sugar and salt. That sounds dirty… but I only speak the truth. I’m salty and sweet and best served on the rocks… or as you like to call them – ice cubes. I also have lime wedge rafts and fresh strawberry buoys in case you want to float around.

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

recipe for one margarita, can easily be multiplied

2 ounces Grand Marnier

1 1/2 ounces Tequila

2 ounces lime juice

2 1/2 ounces strawberry simple syrup [recipe below]

lime + fresh strawberries for garnish

salt + sugar for the rim

Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in a mix of margarita salt + sugar [I used about 3 tablespoons salt to 2 teaspoons sugar]. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices and add a few strawberries.

For strawberry simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely. Combine 1 cup simply syrup + 1 1/2 cups slices strawberries in a blender and blend until combined. I don’t mind strawberry seeds, but if you’d like you can strain the mixture over a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.

This recipe can be easily doubled, quadrupled, etc. Since everyone’s tastes differ, add simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time and go from taste. I also suggest buying the lime juice if you plan on making a pitcher (or 2) considering you’d have to squeeze a billion limes to get enough juice.

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas I howsweeteats.com

I promise if you make me today I will help you have a grrrreat night. I’m just not responsible for tomorrow morning.

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152 Responses to “Fresh Strawberry Margaritas.”

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    Leslie — May 25, 2014 @ 7:26 am

    I made these last night. Fantastic. This should be the official drink of the United States of America!

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    lauren — July 5, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    These are amazing. I was low on fresh strawberries and didn’t want to leave the house, so we made the simple syrup with frozen and garnished with fresh!
    I shook up doubles a few times :)

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    Anny — July 6, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    Great margarita, everyone loved!

    Reply

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