How To Make Strawberry Margarita At Home


So, you want to know how to make strawberry margarita at home?

Learn how to make a Strawberry Margarita mixed drink at home with simple ingredients, fresh juice and tequila. One of the best margaritas I’ve ever had was made with fresh strawberries. Have you ever wondered how you could make a Strawberry Margarita mixed drink at home? Look no further!


This frozen strawberry margarita is quick and easy to blend up at home! No added sugar or sweeteners – just strawberries, ice, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Next time try a watermelon or strawberry basil margarita.

There is nothing like a frozen drink on a hot summer day! Actually, there’s nothing like a fruity, frozen drink on a hot summer day that was prepared by someone else entirely while you lie next to a pool and barely move a muscle.

But since this frozen strawberry margarita only needs a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time, I think we can make an exception.


This might seem like a silly question, but it’s really not!

traditional margarita is prepared by shaking the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and is served on the rocks (aka: in a glass with ice cubes).

A frozen margarita is prepared by combining the ingredients and ice cubes in a blender (aff link) to create a icy, frosty concoction.


For my recipe (which is a longtime favorite that I rarely stray from), you’ll need:

  • A lime wedge and margarita salt and/or sugar for rimming your glasses
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Ice cubes
  • Tequila
  • Cointreau (or another orange liqueur)
  • Lime juice


Slice each strawberry and lime wedge at an angle so that they will sit nicely on the edge of your glasses.

Pour margarita salt or sugar (or both) onto a small plate, then rub a lime wedge over the rim of your serving glasses to moisten the edges. Now dip the edges of the glasses into the salt and/or sugar.


If you don’t have any Cointreau, you can substitute any of the following:

  • Triple Sec
  • Grand Marnier
  • Orange Curacao

You could even substitute orange juice if you wanted to, but it won’t provide as much concentrated flavor.


A strawberry margarita uses tequila, while a strawberry daquiri uses rum.

Just swap those two and omit the orange liqueur if you want to turn this into a daiquiri. Easy peasy!


  1. Get all your ingredients as cold as possible. Stick the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and the serving glasses in the fridge!
  2. Prep your glasses. It doesn’t matter if you use traditional margarita glasses or just a random pint glass – rub the rim with a lime wedge and then dip it in margarita salt or sugar (or both!). The lime juice helps it all stick to the edges!
  3. Use cubed ice, not crushed – crushed ice is more quick to melt.
  4. Use your blender (aff link)‘s crush ice setting first, then adjust for a smooth blend.


Absolutely! Once you’ve made the mix, put it in a freezer-safe container and stick it in the freezer until you’re ready for it.

The alcohol will prevent it from completely freezing, and you can just stick it in the blender (aff link) again and pulse for a few seconds to freshen it up before serving.

After you’ve made this recipe, please consider coming back to share your experience with others by leaving a comment below with a star rating!

How To Make Strawberry Margarita At Home

This frozen strawberry margarita is quick and easy to blend up at home! No added sugar or sweeteners – just strawberries, ice, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice.





  • Blender


  • Lime slice
  • Margarita salt and/or sugar
  • 1.5 cups strawberries, hulled and frozen
  • 1.5 cups ice cubes
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau, or other orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Strawberries and lime slices, garnish


  • Rub a lime wedge over the rim of your serving glasses to moisten the edges, then dip in the margarita salt and/or sugar (I love to use a mix of the two!). Set aside.
  • In a blender, combine frozen strawberries, ice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Start blending on the “crush” or “medium” setting and adjust as you see fit until everything is combined, smooth and to your desired consistency.
  • Evenly distribute between your two prepared glasses and garnish with fresh strawberries and/or lime wedges. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Fresh Strawberry Margarita

This fresh strawberry margarita is sweet, with a light herbal note from the basil. It’s got the classic margarita taste—with the added benefit of fresh strawberries shining through, making it light and very refreshing.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Recipe Summary



Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ½ ounces white tequila (such as Patrón Silver)
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 – Combine sugar and salt on a small plate. Rub lime wedge around rims of 2 old-fashioned glasses. Dip the rims in the sugar mixture until well coated; discard the remaining sugar mixture. Fill the glasses with ice cubes. Set aside.
  • Step 2 – Place strawberries, lime juice and agave in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the strawberries with a wooden spoon handle or a muddler until they’re mostly dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add basil and muddle until lightly bruised, about 5 times. Add tequila and orange liqueur; fill the shaker with ice cubes. Cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels icy, about 30 seconds. Strain into the prepared glasses. Garnish with additional whole strawberries and basil, if desired.

Strawberry Margarita

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! A spin on the classic cocktail, it’s easy to make with frozen berries.

Strawberry Margarita

Love margaritas but want a fruity spin? Try this tasty and refreshing variation: a Strawberry Margarita! This one is frosty and fruity, full of berry flavor but perfectly complimented with tangy lime and the bite of tequila. The marg pairs perfectly with fruit, and we’ve already got several fruity margarita recipes under our belt: watermelon, blackberry, mango and peach. When we whipped up this latest, we fell in love with its vibrant red color and sweet tart flavor. Here’s how to make it!

What’s in a strawberry margarita?

The margarita is a classic cocktail; it’s actually on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails. This means that there’s an “official” definition of the ingredients in a margarita: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. That’s what’s in our Classic Margarita, our very favorite of them all.

This strawberry margarita is less like the classic and more like a frozen margarita! It’s made in a blender, and comes out with more of a frozen texture! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Tequila (use blanco or reposado)
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Agave syrup or simple syrup
  • Ice
Strawberry Margarita recipe

How to make a strawberry margarita

The strawberry margarita is made in a blender, so it’s not the standard way to make a margarita like our Classic Margarita. It’s actually even easier than a classic, because you don’t need a cocktail shaker. Plus, this strawberry margarita makes two drinks, so you can make Here’s what to do (or go to the full recipe below):

  1. Rim the glass with salt. A salted rim is a must here! Why? The salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink! More on that, below.
  2. Blend! Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s full combined and creamy. There are two options for the texture of this margarita: keep reading…

Want it less icy? Keep blending.

The texture of this strawberry margarita is icy, but you can also make it more of a room temperature fruity margarita. How? Just keep blending it! If you blend for a few minutes, it will become less icy and have more of a blended, juice like texture.

  • Icy texture. Keep it frozen for a smoothie-like texture: blend just until it’s fully integrated and icy.
  • Juicy texture. If you keep blending for a few minutes, you can get to a texture that’s more like juice. It’s still cold, but you can taste the flavors even more when it’s not as icy.

Which do we prefer? Well, we like it both ways! Personally I like it a little warmer so I can taste the sweet berries and edge of the tequila. But keep it icy and it’s a perfect summer cocktail for a hot afternoon on the patio.

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen?

Yes! Do you have some delicious ripe strawberries on hand? By all means use them in this recipe! The texture will come out more like the juicy texture mentioned above, which is just as tasty (or more so).

The advantage of using frozen berries? They get a more icy texture if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s also nice to have the ability to store the berries for long periods of time and whip up a strawberry margarita on demand, vs having to find great tasting fresh berries that you have to use in a few days.

Strawberry margarita

What tequila for strawberry margaritas?

You can use any type of tequila for this strawberry margarita, but keep the following in mind:

  • Buy at least mid-range tequila: none of that cheap stuff! This cocktail tastes only as good as the quality of alcohol. So try to get a mid-price tequila: you can taste the difference.
  • Blanco or reposado works: fruity margaritas can get away with blanco. We love the nuance that comes with using tequila reposado (aged) in margaritas. But for this fruity margarita with an icy texture, you can use tequila blanco! Because there’s so much flavor and texture going on with the strawberries, you need less nuance.

When to serve a strawberry margarita

When you need a change-up in your margarita, try this strawberry margarita! Since it has an icy texture, it’s especially suited for summer.

  • Summer drink
  • Pool party or lake house drink
  • Happy hour drink
  • Dinner party drink
  • Cinco de Mayo drink
  • Girls night, bachelorette party or bridal shower drink
  • Cocktail hour drink
Strawberry magarita

Perfect Strawberry Margarita (5 Minutes!)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! A spin on the classic cocktail, it’s easy to make with frozen berries.



  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) tequila*
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 10 ounces (1 ½ cups) frozen whole strawberries (fresh work too!)
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, agave syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined: you can blend until it’s an icy texture, or keep blending for a minute or so until it’s more liquid. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.


*Easily doubles for 4 drinks (or triples, based on the size of your blender).


If you love a classic or skinny margarita, then you’ll enjoy this refreshing strawberry margarita recipe! It’s made with a strawberry simple syrup and fresh muddled strawberries. Perfect for spring and summer!

Strawberry margarita recipe

We simply adore strawberries. The little red, juicy sweet berries are just perfect for so many things! We’ve made some of our favorite recipes with strawberries and now we’ve included them in a delicious margarita!

This recipe isn’t too sweet and it really taste like a classic margarita but with a fresh strawberry flavor throughout. The simple syrup is very easy to make. Check out our complete guide for making simple syrups. They’re great for cocktails.



  • Citrus Squeezer 
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Glasses
  • Knife
  • Cocktail Jigger
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Mesh Strainer
Tequila, lime juice, simple syrup to make a margarita


  • Strawberry Simple Syrup – Make homemade or you can use a store-bought syrup too.
  • Fresh Strawberries – Fresh juicy, organic strawberries are best!
  • Tequila – Blanco tequila is best for this recipe. See our recommendations below.
  • Lime Juice – Always fresh squeezed.
  • Cointreau – You can also use triple sec or if you want it less strong, fresh orange juice.
  • Sugar or Salt for the Rim – We prefer a sugar rim for a strawberry margarita but salt works too!

You can add a dash of soda water over the top of the cocktail if you prefer.

strawberry simple syrup

First make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan combine equal parts sugar and water and 5 fresh strawberries sliced.

Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 5 minutes. Muddle the strawberries the sugar mixture once they’re tender. Don’t boil or cook too long or the mixture will be thick, making the margarita texture too thick.

Then, strain through a mesh strainer into a heatproof jar or container. Muddle the strawberries in the mesh strainer to get the flavor out.

Next, in a cocktail shaker muddle two fresh strawberries in the bottom. Then add in tequila, lime juice, strawberry simple syrup, cointreau and a handful of ice.

Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to dilute the ingredients and get the ingredients nice and cold.

rimming a glass with sugar


Prepare your margarita glasses by wetting the rim with water then dipping them into a plate of sugar (we prefer for strawberry margaritas) or salt.

Fill the prepared glass with ice and then strain the margarita into the glass.

If you prefer the cocktail to be even more diluted, add a dash of sparkling water over the top!


  • Don’t cook the simple syrup too long as you don’t want a thick consistency.
  • Add more lime or tequila if you prefer. 
  • Rim the glass with salt or sugar. We prefer sugar for this margarita. 
  • Substitute cointreau for triple sec or fresh orange juice. 
  • Add a splash of sparkling water if you want to dilute the cocktail even more. 



You can use triple sec or cointreau for margarita recipes. Furthermore, you can substitute either liqueurs with fresh orange juice if you like them a little less strong.

Strawberry margarita with a strawberry flower


Strawberry margaritas are made with the tequila blanc. All margaritas are made with tequila and there are many options as to what type you can use.

Here are a few of our favorite tequilas. You can buy most of these at Target or any beverage store and at most grocery stores. They’re all affordable and good quality.

Strawberry Margarita

This strawberry margarita recipe makes a pitcher, so invite a few friends over to clink glasses. If you want to learn how to make a strawberry margarita, this best margarita recipe is a great place to start.

How to Make a Strawberry Margarita

Here’s the way to a perfect homemade strawberry margarita. Fresh strawberries, lime juice, and your favorite tequila are the essentials to this easy party drink, that is always a crowd favorite.

Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

Servings: 16

Strawberry Margarita


Ingredient Checklist

  • Kosher salt
  • 10 – 11 lime wedges
  • 3 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • 2 – 3 cup tequila
  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup superfine sugar or powdered sugar
  • 2 cups fresh hulled strawberries
  • Ice cubes


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Place salt on a small plate. Rub rims of eight glasses with one of the lime wedges. Dip rims of glasses in salt to coat; set aside.
  • Step 2In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Step 3Place strawberries and 1/4 cup of the tequila mixture in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Stir into remaining tequila mixture. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Step 4Place ice cubes in salt-rimmed glasses. Pour tequila mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with remaining lime wedges.

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