A simple and easy recipe for frozen strawberry margaritas that uses all fresh ingredients.
You may be thinking, "who needs a recipe for strawberry margaritas?!" but let me tell you, no one taught me how to make margaritas, okay? Some of us have to learn these things as we go, and by some of us, I mean me.
I've always considered myself a "margarita hater", or to be less dramatic, I didn't think I liked margaritas for a long time. But in hindsight, I realize it's the sour lime flavor that I'm not a big fan of. Also, I could contribute it to the fact that I've had some bad margaritas. But strawberries?! That is an entirely different story!
Anyway, I was going to go to the store to get what I needed, and Paul mentioned I needed margarita mix. Margarita mix? Why would I need a mix if I'm getting strawberries? After a heated debate, lots of screaming, and a few thrown chairs, we came to the conclusion that I was right.
I'm a big advocate of using fresh ingredients whenever possible. Fresh ripe strawberries are a waaaay better option than some mix, in my opinion. I also like that you can control the sweetness. I do not like syrupy sweet drinks, so being the one measuring the sweetness of your drink is also a plus!
Another reason to use fresh strawberries? (Not like we need any more reasons). We have the best strawberries in California. We are the nation's leading strawberry producer. Seriously! I was at my sisters house for Easter in Utah, and I was cutting up strawberries for our brunch and honestly they were the saddest strawberries I had ever seen. So soggy and unripe looking. We are so lucky to have such good produce here, and strawberry stands practically everywhere. We're definitely spoiled, so take advantage of it if you live in California!
- 16 oz. (apx. 4 cups) washed, hulled strawberries
- 4-5 cups ice
- 6 oz (4 shots) tequila
- 1.5 oz (1 shot) triple sec
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 2 tea. lime juice (optional)