What I love about this strawberry margarita on the rocks
I have always loved a strawberry margarita, but I really don’t like hauling out the blender every time I want to serve one. I also just really prefer a margarita on the rocks, so this recipe just makes sense to me.
I love that I can make up a batch of roasted strawberries the day before I plan to serve these, and there’s very little work to be done with I’m ready to make a pitcher of strawberry margaritas.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them
Ingredients and substitutions
- Tequila – You can’t make a margarita without tequila, but you could potentially substitute mezcal in it’s place and still get a really great margarita.
- Cointreau – You can easily substitute this orange liqueur for another, such as generic triple sec or a similar orange liqueur.
- Agave nectar – You can substitute any liquid sweetener such as honey or simple syrup.
- Fresh lime juice – If you don’t have fresh lime juice, you can use bottle or even fresh lemon juice, but the taste won’t be exactly the same.
How to make a roasted strawberry margaritas
Roast the strawberries. Preheat your oven to 400˚F and cut off the tops of your strawberries. If any of your strawberries are particularly large, slice them in half.
Place the strawberries on a baking sheet and roast them for about 25 minutes. They should be soften but not completely mushy when they’re done. Transfer to a container until you’re ready to make your drinks.
Mix the margaritas. Fill a glass pitcher with about 2 cups of ice. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and agave nectar. Stir to combine.
Then, muddle your strawberries and add them to the pitcher with any remaining juices. Stir to combine and serve immediately.
To serve: Rim your glasses with a mixture of coarse salt and granulated sugar. Fill margarita glasses partially with ice and divide the pitcher between 4 – 6 glasses (depending on size).
FAQs and tips on making strawberry margarita on the rocks
The difference between these two drinks is the main alcohol, a margarita being made with tequila and a daiquiri being made with rum.
Triple sec provides a sweet citrus flavor for the margarita and is important for making this drink. If you do not have this you could try substituting another orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
I would recommend using a silver or clear tequila for this recipe. Personally, I find that gold tequila tends to have an overwhelming flavor in margaritas, so I don’t recommend it.
Other amazing margarita recipes you should tryPrint
- 8 ounces silver tequila
- 1/4 cup Cointreau, or other orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 pound strawberries, tops removed
- Preheat oven to 400˚F and place strawberries on a baking sheet. Roast strawberries for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until strawberries have softened. Remove from oven and transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- In a large pitcher, combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and agave nectar. Add ice and stir to combine.
- Muddle the strawberries and stir into the pitcher before serving.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 260
- Sugar: 20.2 g
- Sodium: 3.1 mg
- Fat: 0.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 24.9 g
- Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 0.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: roasted strawberry margaritas, strawberry margaritas, strawberry margaritas on the rocks
Last Updated on August 21, 2022 by Melissa Belanger
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