Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

The kiddos and I went strawberry picking again this week and with another 11 lbs. of strawberries picked, I was looking for something new to make.  This is simple and delicious and perfect for fresh June strawberries.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 quart of washed, quartered strawberries
  • juice from four limes
  • 1 extra lime for garnish
  • 8 tablespoons sugar (could use a sugar substitute)
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1/4 c. triple sec
  • ice (about 2-3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 c. of your favorite tequila
  • coarse margarita salt

Here is what you do.  Add all of the ingredients (except for the extra lime and the salt) to the blender.  You may want to save 4 strawberries to use as a garnish on the glass. While that blends, cut the extra lime into wedges.  Use one of the wedges to wet the rim of each glass.  Then dip each glass rim in salt.  Once the margarita mixture is smooth and creamy pour into glasses.  This recipe will make approximately 4 margaritas.  Unless you like margaritas like I do and then it only makes one 🙂 !

Tips:

I do not add all of the ice at once.  I add about half and then add more as needed to create a delicious frozen treat.  Also, I often use splenda instead of sugar and for this recipe it takes about 7-10 splenda packets (depending on taste).  I like to use a strawberry and a lime wedge for garnish on the rim of the glass.  This is truly delicious and refreshing. Perfect for an evening in or a fun backyard fiesta!

Have you ever made your own margaritas? What is your favorite type of margarita?  I would love to hear other people’s favorite margarita recipes!

 

 

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