Strawberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Strawberry Margarita is a fruity twist on the classic Margarita, which was created in the 1930s or 1940s in Mexico. The origin of the Margarita is still debated, but it is believed to have been created by a bartender in Tijuana or a socialite in Acapulco. The Strawberry Margarita gained popularity in the 1970s when fruit-flavored cocktails became trendy.

  • The classic Margarita is made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur
  • The Strawberry Margarita adds fresh strawberries to the mix
  • This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy fruity and refreshing drinks

How Strawberry Margarita Tastes?

The Strawberry Margarita has a sweet and tangy taste, with a hint of tartness from the lime juice. The fresh strawberries add a fruity and refreshing flavor, while the tequila provides a subtle warmth and kick.

Interesting facts about Strawberry Margarita

  • The Margarita is the most popular tequila-based cocktail in the United States
  • The Strawberry Margarita can also be made as a frozen drink by blending the ingredients with ice
  • The salt rim on the glass is optional, but it helps to balance the sweet and sour flavors of the cocktail


  • Tequila: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Fresh lime juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Orange liqueur: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Fresh strawberries: 3-4
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Ice: 1 cup
  • Salt: for rimming
  • Garnish: 1 Strawberry and 1 Lime Wheel

Tequila: 2 oz

Tequila is the soul of the margarita, providing a robust, earthy flavor that creates a beautiful backdrop for the strawberries and lime to shine. Skimp on the tequila, and you'll have a cocktail that's like a beach without sand—just doesn't feel right. Too much, and you might find yourself singing mariachi with your plants.

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Fresh Lime Juice: 1 oz

This is the zesty kick that brightens up everything in the glass. It's like that friend who lights up the room—can't do without! Use less, and your margarita could end up as flat as a pancake; too much, and you're puckering more than kissing.

Emma Rose

Orange Liqueur: 1 oz

This adds a lovely, complex citrus sweetness. It's like the secret whisper in a symphony that makes your taste buds dance. Miss out on it, and your margarita loses a layer of depth, like a book missing an important chapter.

Alex Green

Fresh Strawberries: 3-4

Strawberries are the pop stars of this cocktail, bringing sweetness, color, and charisma. Without them, it's just not a strawberry margarita; it's like going to a concert and the band doesn't show.

Mary Mitkina

Simple Syrup: 0.5 oz

Sweetness to balance the tartness of the lime. It's like sugar in your morning coffee—a small amount can make a big difference; too much and you're in a syrupy swamp.

Emma Rose

Ice: 1 cup

Ice makes it all come together in a cool, refreshing blend. A margarita without ice is like a pool without water—no fun to dive into.

Alex Green

Salt: for rimming

Salt creates a sharp contrast that enhances the sweet and sour flavors, like a frame on a beautiful painting.

Mary Mitkina

Garnish: 1 Strawberry and 1 Lime Wheel

It's about presentation and a little extra flavor. A cocktail without garnish is like getting all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Strawberry Margarita Drink

  1. Prepare the glass:
    • Wet the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge
    • Dip the rim in salt to coat
  2. In a blender, combine the following ingredients:
    • 2 oz tequila
    • 1 oz fresh lime juice
    • 1 oz orange liqueur
    • 3-4 fresh strawberries
    • 0.5 oz simple syrup
    • 1 cup of ice
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared glass
  5. Garnish with a strawberry and a lime wheel on the rim of the glass

Pro Tips

Use fresh strawberries for the best flavor. Frozen strawberries can make the drink too watery. Chill your glass before serving to keep your margarita cold longer. Use a high-quality tequila. The flavor of the tequila can greatly affect the taste of your margarita.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Seafood such as grilled shrimp or ceviche enhances the citrus notes.
  • Chips and Guacamole offer a creamy, rich contrast to the refreshing tang of the margarita.
  • Chicken Quesadillas provide a savory balance, complementing the sweet and sour flavors of the drink.

Main Courses

  • Fish Tacos with a fresh slaw partner well with the fruity and zesty nature of the cocktail.
  • Carnitas with a side of Pico de Gallo syncs up with the refreshing strawberry and citrus combo.


  • Mango Sorbet or Lemon Tart can highlight the citrus and sweet mix in the margarita.

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What you could change in Strawberry Margarita

Tequila: Can be replaced with rum or vodka for a different twist. Fresh Lime Juice: Lemon juice can be used as a substitute. Orange Liqueur: Triple sec or Cointreau can be used instead. Fresh Strawberries: Other berries like raspberries or blueberries can be used.

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Frozen Berry Medley Margarita

Exchange the fresh strawberries for a blend of frozen mixed berries for a chillier and more diverse berry flavor. The change in sweetness and tartness will give the cocktail a more complex, summer-berry-patch vibe.

Spicy Strawberry Margarita

Add a slice of jalapeño to the blender to introduce a fiery kick. The spice will dance with the sweet and tart flavors, creating a flavorful fiesta on your palate.

Strawberry-Basil Margarita

Incorporate a few fresh basil leaves into the blend. The herbaceous twist will add an earthy complexity, making it a refreshing garden party in a glass.

In case you forgot basics how to make Strawberry Margarita

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Strawberry Margarita

What is the best time to enjoy a Strawberry Margarita?

This cocktail can be enjoyed at any time, but it is traditionally served as a refreshing drink on a hot day, or at dinner parties, and gatherings.

What are some popular variations of a Strawberry Margarita?

Variations can include additional fruits like pineapple, mango, or peaches. Some variations may also include a splash of club soda or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy kick.

What's the difference between a Margarita and a Strawberry Margarita?

The main difference is the addition of fresh strawberries in Strawberry Margarita, which gives it a fruity flavor and vibrant color.

What kind of ice should I use for Strawberry Margarita?

You can use regular ice cubes, or crushed ice if you prefer a thicker consistency.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Strawberry Margarita?

Absolutely, you can replace tequila with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic spirit.

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