Strawberry Margarita on the Rocks

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

I love fruit margaritas, but often the frozen kind are made with fruit-flavored syrups instead of real fruit. This recipe uses real strawberries and absolutely zero sweet and sour mix.


Food52 Review: This was very good. It's very straight forward and there is a ton of strawberry to keep it from being too much for a spring afternoon. I quite enjoyed it. Sarahgreenbean

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 min


  • 1 1/4 cups strawberries
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces tequila (Preferably 100% agave)
  • 2 lime wedges
In This Recipe


  1. Cut the stems off the strawberries and place the strawberries in a blender with 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup. Pulse the blender a few times until you have a liquid with some small pieces of strawberry.
  2. Stir the strawberry mixture together with the lime juice, orange liqueur, and tequila, then taste. Add additional 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, if needed.
  3. Shake or stir the mixture with plenty of ice and pour into two glasses with ice. Garnish each margarita with a lime wedge.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Vera C. July 8, 2017
Enjoying this as I type! LOVE that it is a small recipe (for just me) and I pretty much always have Simple Syrup on hand. I used Grand Marnier and also my immersion blender to mix it together.
Dina M. May 1, 2015
so pretty! can't wait to try it.