I’ll pretty much drink a margarita any way you’ll make me one, but my favorite is blended up with ice in a frosty glass with a nice rim of salt. Is there really a better drink to help beat the hot summer sun? Nope.
To make these margaritas even more refreshing, they have the added cooling boost of fresh cucumbers. And strawberries add the perfect amount of fruity flavor to these drinks. It might sound like a strange combo, but try it. I promise you’ll love it!
What is a strawberry margarita made of?
Like most margaritas, you’ll need triple sec, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. And don’t forget the salt for the rim of the glass!
In addition to the standard margarita ingredients, you’ll need peeled cucumber and frozen strawberries for these drinks. If you only have fresh strawberries on hand, you can wash them, hull them, and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Stick the sheet in the freezer, and voila—frozen strawberries. The berries must be frozen—that’s what gives a frozen strawberry margarita its frosty consistency!
If you don’t want to make a simple syrup, you can also experiment with using honey or agave nectar as the sweetener instead. Or if your strawberries are particularly sweet and ripe, you may need no sweetener at all!
What alcohol is in a margarita?
There are two alcohols used for a classic margarita: tequila and an orange liqueur. We used triple sec as our orange flavor, but Cointreau is also a popular choice.
What’s the secret to a good frozen margarita?
If you’ve ever tried to make blended margaritas at home and struggled with them tasting watered down, this recipe is a keeper. Instead of using cups of ice, you get the frozen/slushy/blended texture in these margaritas from frozen strawberries. It’s a great way to add the frozen texture to margaritas without watering the drink down. This also works with other fruits—peaches, watermelon, and cantaloupe—all delicious in margaritas!
How many margaritas are in a pitcher?
This recipe below makes a small pitcher of cucumber strawberry margaritas —enough for four “normal” people serving or two servings for people like me who love tequila (seriously, I pinkfluffyheart tequila). Since these margs are frozen, I recommend only making them right before serving.
If you have any extra leftover, stash it in the freezer, and then just stir it every now and again to keep it slushy—the tequila will prevent it from freezing completely solid, but it won’t quite have the same smooth texture as right out of the blender. I actually tend to store leftovers in the blender in the freezer, and then just whirl it for a bit right before getting my second glass. Don’t try this if the mixture has happened to freeze solid—you’ll burn out your blender motor, and that’d be sad. My Ninja Ultima is strong, but I’m not sure there is a blender out there strong enough to blast through a solid block of margarita!
How do I make a virgin strawberry margarita?
If you want to make these virgin strawberry margaritas, no problem! Just leave out the tequila and triple sec, and enjoy your cucumber, strawberry, and lime slushie! I highly recommend sticking with the salt rim, though. Yum. Enjoy!
Products Used in This Recipe
- Ninja Ultima Blender — My blender of choice. I love that this is as high-powered as the most expensive professional blenders, but for half the price. I use it almost daily!
- Wide Mouth Pint Mason Jars — I can in these jars. I drink out of these jars. I put salads in these jars. I store leftovers in these jars. Seriously, you can’t beat ’em.
- Real Salt Sea Salt — The BEST salt for rimming margaritas. You might not think there is a lot of difference between one salt or another, but when you’re eating it “raw” like on the rim of a margarita glass, you want the best. And this is it!