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The recipe is very easy and requires just a few ingredients, none of which are hard to come by. You'll want to begin by choosing a good tequila, though it doesn't have to be your best. Blanco (or silver) tequilas are a perfect choice because they have a true agave flavor. Since the strawberries have such a strong flavor, feel free to explore budget-friendly tequilas.
When strawberries are in season, use the fresh fruit for a true strawberry taste and you'll have leftovers to create beautiful garnishes. Be sure to wash the berries and cut the stems off before tossing them into the blender. In the off-season, frozen strawberries do just fine and give you a chance to enjoy this margarita year-round.
In a blender, chop 1 cup ice and the strawberries.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass.
Garnish with a strawberry.
Tips and Tricks
You can blend the strawberry margarita to your desired consistency. Add more ice for a thicker drink and use a little less for a thinner drink. Alternatively, it can be thinned out by adding a little more liquid.
One of the best parts about any frozen cocktail is that you can easily customize it to fit your personal taste. If this recipe's too boozy for you, cut back on the liquor. For instance, try 1 ounce tequila and 1/2 ounce each triple sec and lime juice. Likewise, if you want the drink to be fruitier, simply add more berries to the blender.
There's no need to thaw frozen strawberries before blending this margarita. Just add them straight from the freezer and blend it to your desired consistency. They help make the drink a little thicker and keep it colder longer.
If you have extra fruits in the refrigerator add them! This margarita is meant to be played with and it's easy to make your own fruity blend. Banana, mango, peach, pineapple, raspberries, and blueberries would all be excellent additions and complement the strawberry.
A Shaken Strawberry Margarita
There are times when a strawberry margarita sounds great but you really don't want to break out the blender. Don't worry, making a shaken strawberry margarita is just as easy as the frozen variety.
Just like the strawberry daiquiri, you can use the same ingredients. Simply muddle the strawberries (fresh or thawed) to create a thick slurry. Add the liquors and lime juice, and fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it well and strain it into your glass.
Optionally, you can skip the berries and pour a strawberry liqueur like Bols Strawberry instead. Start with a pour of 1 or 2 ounces and see if it's fruity enough for your taste. Add more if you like when you mix up the next round.