A showstopping strawberry margarita is guaranteed to turn some heads. Make it non alcoholic and it will be a fun summertime drink that everyone can enjoy. Whip up a pitcher tonight to share with your family, they'll love you all the more for it.
How can I enhance the taste of fresh strawberries?
- Add freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Add a sweetener, like white granulated sugar
Wash, hull and slice the fresh strawberries, then add the lemon juice and some white granulated sugar or the sweetener of your choice. Stir well to coat each piece and let it sit for 30 minutes to one hour. This will sweeten and soften them.
How many calories in are a strawberry margarita?
Most strawberry margaritas are very high in calories, but our recipe boasts only 244 calories for 10 fl. oz! Plus, this drink contains 178% of your daily intake of vitamin C. If you are on a diet, you'll just have to make this up when you need a special treat. Yup--it's that good. You won't regret it.
Can you make this in advance?
Yes, by all means. Prep everything in advance, including the garnishes, and mix up the margarita mix - just leave out the sparkling water. Pour the margarita mix into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer.
When ready to use, allow the margarita mix to thaw a bit on the counter so it is a bit slushy. Loosen it with a fork then add the sparkling water and serve in a lime and salt rimmed glass.
How to Make
First gather all your ingredients. You'll have to prep the fruit and limes.
Combine the fresh strawberries with the slightly thawed ones and add in some sugar.
Mix well to coat them in the sugar.
Blend until they are pureed.
Transfer the pureed ones into a pitcher. Pour in the orange juice, frozen limeade, and sparkling mineral water, then gently stir.
With a sharp paring knife, hull the strawberries for the garnish.
Take a lime wedge and wet the rim of the glass.
Evenly spread the margarita salt on a small plate. Turn the glass upside down and twirl it back and forth until the rim is well coated with salt.
Carefully pour the margarita mixture into the salt rimmed glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel and a strawberry slice.
Strawberry drinks are a summer favorite at our house. This one is sure to please young and old. Grab some strawberries and limes and whip up this refreshing beverage.
- If a salted rim isn't to your liking, use sugar.
- If you can't find sparkling lime mineral water, just use plain with a splash of fresh lime juice.
- Use a combination of frozen and fresh strawberries.
- Freezing the fresh, sliced strawberries for 30 minutes will help thicken the drink.
- If you use frozen strawberries and frozen limeade, you won't need to use any ice.
- The orange juice is an important ingredient, so don't swap it out.
- If you're serving this to a bunch of kids, use plastic margarita glasses.
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Non alcoholic strawberry margarita is an easy recipe that’s fun to serve in a pitcher for a crowd of kids or teens at your next outdoor party. It’s simple, fun and refreshing. Make a big batch and enjoy this fruity homemade blend that’s simply the best summer drink on a hot day.
For the Margarita
- 1 pound frozen cut strawberries, thawed slightly (2 ¼ cups)
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cup orange juice
- 12 fluid ounces frozen limeade concentrate
- 1 cup sparkling lime mineral water
For the Garnish
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 tablespoons margarita salt
- 6 lime wheels, thinly sliced from the center section of one medium lime
- 6 large strawberry slices
Prepping the Strawberries
- Rinse and hull the fresh strawberries. Set aside the six best strawberries to use as garnishes, then slice the rest into ¼ inch slices. Cover the sliced berries and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Let the frozen sliced strawberries defrost on the counter for 15 minutes.
Making the Margarita
- Toss the fresh and frozen strawberries with the sugar until well combined.
- Puree the strawberries until smooth.
- Pour the puree into a large pitcher, then gently stir in the orange juice, frozen lime concentrate, and the sparkling lime mineral water.
Prepping the Garnishes
- Cut one lime into wedges, and the other lime into thin slices. Choose the best 6 slices and make another small cut so it will sit on the rim of the glass with ease. Set aside.
- Hull the six strawberries with a sharp paring knife. Do this by cutting a circle around the stem and lifting it out, then discard the hull. Cut a ¼-inch slice out of the center of the strawberry.
- Pour two tablespoons of margarita salt on a small plate, and smooth it out so it's evenly distributed.
Assembling the Margarita
- Take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of the six margarita glasses.
- Turn each glass upside down and swirl the rim into the margarita salt until the rim is evenly coated.
- Carefully pour the drink into each glass until it is ¼ inch from the top.
- Garnish the rim with a fresh strawberry slice and a lime wheel. Serve immediately.
- Using a combination of both frozen and fresh strawberries, gives the best texture and taste.
- To help thicken the drink, freeze the fresh, sliced strawberries for 30 minutes.
- Omit the ice by using frozen strawberries and frozen limeade.
- Don't swap out the orange juice because it is an important ingredient.
- If serving to kids, use plastic margarita glasses for a special touch.
- Prep Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: strawberry margarita, frozen