I ended up mixing these up when Blair was away for work and it was my treat with dinner every night. The strawberry syrup is simple to make and you can make it ahead time just in case you feel the need to have it in your fridge at all times. Because after you taste these, you will want to. If you have kids in the mix, may I suggest leaving some of the simple syrup aside for some Strawberry Lemonade. You will be happy, they will be happy, it’s a win win. I am making these for my Cinco de Mayo fiesta tomorrow! I also plan to make them many times throughout the summer with all those wonderful berries.
For one drink:
2 oz. tequila
Splash of triple sec
Juice of ~half of a lime
⅓ cup strawberry simple syrup (ingredients below)
Lime wedges, for garnish
Sugar for rim of glass
For strawberry simple syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1½ cups strawberries, hulled and sliced.
What you’ll do:
Prepare the syrup:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and allow sugar to dissolve, stir occasionally. Remove from heat and cool completely.
In a blender, combine 1 cup simple syrup and 1½ cups sliced strawberries and blend until combined. If desired, strain the mixture over a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
To make the margarita:
Rub the edge of a glass with a lime wedge and dip in sugar. Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice and strawberry syrup in glass and stir. Fill with ice. Adjust as needed.