Strawberry Margarita – The perfect summer drink
Fruity cocktails are very popular, especially in summer. Strawberry season is also around that time, which is why it only makes sense to include these fruits in your cocktail.
Sweet, sour, and salty: the strawberry margarita has it all. This refreshing cocktail is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It is the perfect summer refreshment and the fruity version of margaritas.
Where does the strawberry margarita come from?
Margaritas are classics from Mexico. Their base ingredient is tequila, which makes them one of the most famous tequila drinks.
It is said that the Mexican bartender Carlos Herrera developed the cocktail in his bar in the late 1930s. But there are other stories that also revolve around the making of the margarita.
Over the years, people experimented a lot with the recipe of this drink. At some point, someone thought of adding strawberries. They are still one of the best additions to the margarita to this day.
- 1 half lime
- 2 cl tequila white
- 2 cl orange liqueur
- 4 cl strawberry syrup
- 6 strawberries puréed
- 2 tsp. sugar
- some ice
- Purée the strawberries and set them aside for now.
- Use the lime to moisten the edge of the margarita glass.
- Press the moistened glass rim into a plate sprinkled with sugar.
- Measure out the strawberry syrup, tequila and orange liqueur and add to the cocktail shaker together with the puréed strawberries.
- Also add the ice and sugar.
- Finally, shake and serve the drink in the prepared cocktail bowl.
Tips for the perfect strawberry margarita
The choice of tequila is purely a matter of preference. However, it would be best to use a high-quality tequila made from 100% agave. The exquisite aromas help to make the flavor even more intense.
Freshly squeezed lime juice is better than bottled juice, in this case. The freshness ensures an authentic taste.
You can also leave out all the sweeteners if that’s too much for you. Ripe strawberries usually have enough sweetness on their own.
The drink should be served cold. This way it will successfully refresh you on hot summer days. It also tastes better when cold.
Frequently asked questions about the strawberry margarita
Why do you use a margarita glass?
It is ideal for sugar rims. A margarita glass has enough space on the outside to attach the sugar to.
Can you still decorate the cocktail?
Yes, you can. You can stick half a strawberry on the rim of the glass to match the ones in the drink. But the decoration comes at the expense of the sugar rim.
Do I have to pre-cool the ingredients?
It doesn’t hurt to pre-cool all the ingredients, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Some, of course, need to be kept cool like ice. Others can be left unrefrigerated. The added ice automatically cools down the drink.