Cocktails

Strawberry Lime Margaritas

February 20, 2019

Break out the tequila to Celebrate National Margarita Day! This refreshing Strawberry Lime Margarita is the perfect sidekick to your favorite tacos! 

fresh strawberries and limes

I went to the grocery store today and spotted these gorgeous strawberries and couldn’t resist purchasing a carton.  When I got home and realized National Margarita Day was just a couple days away, I knew I had to come up with a delicious margarita to celebrate! I kept it simple by just pairing some tart limes with these sweet strawberries to make some Strawberry Lime Margaritas!fresh strawberries and limes

When is National Margarita Day?

On February 22nd every year, we honor this tequila based cocktail with a special day of celebration.  The classic cocktail was invented sometime during the 1930’s or 1940’s.  Frozen margaritas were invented later in 1970’s when a bartender converted a soft serve ice cream unit into a frozen margarita machine! Whether you like it with salt or without, it is the most common tequila based cocktail in the United States today.  Hence National Margarita Day!

Strawberry Lime Margaritas garnished with salt and fresh strawberries

What goes in a Strawberry Lime Margarita?

With any margarita, you start with the basics:

Tequila

Triple Sec

Add some fresh strawberries

A good amount of fresh lime juice

Honey for a little sweetness

Strawberry Lime Margaritas garnished with salt and fresh strawberries

How do you make a strawberry lime margarita?

Juice 4 limes by cutting them in half and squeezing them over a measuring cup or blender.

Cut 1 pound of fresh strawberries in half for easy blending.  If you use frozen, omit the ice in the recipe below.Recipe

Place the strawberries, lime juice and honey in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

Add the tequila and triple sec and blend until well mixed, taste and adjust alcohol if necessary.

Add ice to the blender and blend until ice is crushed and smooth.  The margarita should have a slushy consistency.

Strawberry Lime Margaritas on serving plate garnished with fresh strawberries

To add salt to the rim of your glasses, moisten them with a lime wedge and spread salt on a plate.  Dip the rim of the glass in the salt.  I used Hawaiian black salt on the rims of my glasses.

Strawberry Lime Margaritas on serving platter garnished with fresh strawberries and ice

Hope you have a happy national margarita day!

If you liked this post, be sure to check out my grilled pineapple mules!

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Strawberry Lime Margaritas

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Scale

1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and washed

1/2 cup honey

4 limes, juiced

1/4 cup triple sec

1 cup tequila

To garnish:

Salt for the rim

Fresh strawberries and limes to garnish

Instructions

Juice 4 limes by cutting them in half and squeezing them over a measuring cup or blender.

Cut 1 pound of fresh strawberries in half for easy blending.  If you use frozen, omit the ice in the recipe below.

Place the strawberries, lime juice and honey in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

Add the tequila and triple sec and blend until well mixed, taste and adjust alcohol if necessary.

Add ice to the blender and blend until ice is crushed and smooth.  The margarita should have a slushy consistency.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Tayler Ross February 22, 2019 at 2:26 am

    I made these for Margarita Monday this week and, O. M. G. were they delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Tilly February 22, 2019 at 3:31 am

    So fresh! Perfect for summer 🙂

  • Reply Tracy February 22, 2019 at 4:36 am

    These are gorgeous!! Love all the fresh strawberries!

    • Reply Nicole Triebe February 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you! Fresh is the only way to go!

  • Reply Luci February 22, 2019 at 6:27 am

    This is a really fun recipes. I love the combo of strawberry and lime.

  • Reply Matt Ivan February 24, 2019 at 1:03 am

    This margarita is so much better than using the store-bought mixes!

    • Reply Nicole Triebe February 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      I totally agree!

  • Reply Roslia Santamaria May 2, 2019 at 11:40 am

    I never tried this recipe before and
    after reading this amazing post I think I must give it a try.

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