With Cinco de Mayo coming up this week, today we thought we’d share how to make strawberry margaritas. It’s a great drink this time of year as strawberry season hits it’s stride. And since we recently made a batch of Thyme Simple Syrup, we decided we’d make homemade margaritas with strawberry and thyme.
How do you make margaritas?
Ingredients for margaritas can vary depending on which recipe you follow, but a classic margarita includes tequila, lime, triple sec, salt, and ice. You salt the rim of your glass with a lime. You then add ice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously and then serve. But honestly, I don’t think we even have a cocktail shaker!
Our goal is really just making the best margaritas we can make easily without getting too caught up with questions like “what is the best tequila for margaritas?”. Don’t get caught up in the pursuit of perfection! You can use the basic elements that have made the classic version popular, but then put your own twist on it by just trying out additional ingredients you love or leaving out ones that aren’t your favorites.
So our margaritas recipe is a little different from the “classic margarita”, but if you’re in search of how to easily make frozen strawberry margaritas then it might be your thing. We just muddle some fresh strawberries and thyme in the bottom of a glass, we add in simple syrup and lime juice, and then we use some frozen strawberries instead of ice for even more strawberry flavor. As optional steps, you can salt the rim of the glass and you can blend to turn it into a frozen margarita. We love frozen drinks and so we almost always blend ours — you can do this in a blender if you’re making a larger a large batch, but we’ve become a fan of blending right in the glass using an immersion blender…just just have to be a little careful with this step so you don’t send strawberry splatter flying across the room (we did this a few times until we got the hang of slow blending).
So if you like easy margaritas maybe this margarita recipe is for you! We hope you enjoy it (responsibly, of course).
- 1 T . thyme simple syrup
- 2 fresh strawberries
- Fresh thyme sprigs
- frozen strawberries
- Juice from 1 lime
- 3 oz . tequila
- Sugar/salt mixture for rim (optional)
- Using a fresh strawberry, wet rim of glass and dip in salt/sugar mixture if desired.
- Muddle fresh thyme and fresh strawberries in bottom of glass. Add in simple syrup and lime juice. Use frozen strawberries for ice.
- Add tequila.
- If desired, blend for frozen margarita.