These delightfully refreshing strawberry mint margaritas are a fruity treat for hot summer days. The fresh mint adds a bright pop of flavor that pairs so well with the strawberry.
It’s Friday! Let’s make some margaritas. These strawberry mint margaritas are one of my favorite drinks for happy hour in summer or summer bbqs. We almost always have a bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer for smoothies, so we can whip these up whenever the craving hits!
How to Make Strawberry Margaritas without a Mix
Fresh and frozen fruit add a ton of flavor, so there’s no need to use a flavored margarita mix that is often loaded with sugar. Simply throw your favorite fruit (like strawberries!) in a blender with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice and blend until smooth.
I find that the strawberries alone made this drink sweet enough for me, but if would prefer, you can add ~1 tablespoon of simple syrup, sugar, or honey before blending.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Strawberries: I like to use frozen strawberries for an extra thick and icy margarita. Plus, frozen strawberries are often cheaper and easy to find no matter the season.
- Tequila: I like to use blanco tequila for my margaritas.
- Triple Sec: A type of orange liqueur that is used in margaritas. Cointreau is a common/popular brand of triple sec often used for margaritas. Grand marnier is also a good option.
- Lime Juice: it is best to use freshly squeezed lime juice. Trust me, it tastes so much better!
- Mint: I love the refreshing combo of fresh mint and strawberries. A fun twist on a classic strawberry margarita.
- Ice: Thickens the margarita for a smoothie like texture.
- Kosher Salt: Kosher salt is the best salt to use for the rim of your margarita glasses.
Can I Use Fresh Strawberries Instead of Frozen?
Yes! You’ll use the same amount of strawberries, but add an extra 1 cup of ice to make them as thick and icy as a margarita made with frozen strawberries. You could also use fresh strawberries and blend with no ice and just pour over ice when serving for a strawberry margarita on the rocks.
What Salt is Best for Margaritas?
You’ll want to use kosher salt on the rim of your glasses for margaritas. The size of the grains and the flavor is best for pairing with the citrus and other flavors in margaritas. Add variety by mixing in a little lemon or lime zest or a bit of Tajin. I also find Trader Joe’s chili lime seasoning mixed with a bit of Kosher salt is great for margaritas.
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Strawberry Mint Margarita
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 3 ounces silver or blanco tequila
- 2 ounces Triple Sec like Cointreau
- Juice from 2 limes ~3-4 oz juice
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon of simple syrup* sugar, or honey (optional)
- 1 cup ice
- Margarita/Kosher salt
- Spread margarita salt onto a small plate. Rub one of the limes around the rim of each serving glass. Roll the rim of each glass in the salt. Shake any excess salt off into the sink.
- Add the strawberries, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, mint, simple syrup (if using), and ice to a blend and puree until smooth.
- Pour into 2 (10 oz) prepared glasses and garnish with fresh strawberry, a lime wedge, and a sprig of mint.
- Have fresh strawberries? Just add more ice! Use up to 2 cups of ice to make a thick, icy margarita when using fresh strawberries.
- To make simple syrup: heat 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling. Stir in 1/2 cup granulated white sugar and stir until dissolved. Turn off heat and transfer to a jar. Store in the fridge.