Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Let’s celebrate with this delicious and pretty strawberry margarita!

 

DSC_0333 DSC_0314 DSC_0303 DSC_0275

 

 

DSC_0257

Mikey and I love Mexican food and drinks so what a perfect day to enjoy some shrimp tacos, guacamole and strawberry margaritas!

The sun is out today and although it is still cold It makes me hopeful that warm weather is around the corner. There is nothing I enjoy more than a cold margarita on a patio in the summer. Lets all cross our fingers together that the weather here in the midwest will warm up soon and stay that way!

In the mean time…turn up your heat and pretend it’s summer with one of these margaritas!
DSC_0180

DSC_0187 DSC_0185

 

DSC_0188

 

Mikey got me a NutriBullet for Valentines Day…at first I was confused…now I’m obsessed!

 

DSC_0189
DSC_0191DSC_0193
DSC_0195

 

DSC_0201

 

Select a glass…this was the hardest part for me!

 

DSC_0205 DSC_0209 DSC_0211

DSC_0212 DSC_0215 DSC_0217 DSC_0218

 

DSC_0223 DSC_0229 DSC_0234 DSC_0235

 

DSC_0276

 

DSC_0263

 

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Ingredients:

For the  Strawberry Puree:

1 Pound Fresh Strawberries

Juice from 2 Oranges (Or about 1 Cup fresh squeezed OJ)

For The Margarita:

2 oz. Strawberry Puree

2 oz. Tequila

1 oz. Cointreau

2 Tablespoons Lime Juice

Salt, lime and strawberry for garnish

Directions:

Place strawberries (leaves removed) and orange juice in a blender and blend until a smooth puree. I like to leave the seeds, but you may want to run through a sieve or a cheese cloth to remove seeds.

To prepare your glass, run a lime wedge along the top rim of the glass and roll in sea salt or sugar, depending on your preference. Fill cup with ice and set aside

Put a handful of ice into a shaker or pint glass and pour in tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and strawberry puree. Cover and shake vigorously.

Before pouring into your glass, try a sip from a straw to make sure your cocktail is sweet/sour enough to your liking. If I’ve learned anything from cocktail making it’s that making drinks is just like cooking and baking, always try things as you go to make sure they are seasoned correctly. If your drink is too sour you can add a teaspoon of honey or sugar, more or less to taste!

Pour into prepared glass, garnish with a lime and strawberry wedge and enjoy!

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s