Rachel's Recipes

Strawberry Margaritas

Posted on: July 29, 2011

These were so delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day. You can easily mix up a pitcher to serve a crowd. The original recipe called for Grand Marnier but the helpful clerk at the ABC store told me restaurants always use Triple Sec unless you’re paying $40 for a margarita so I went the more affordable route.

Ingredients
2 ounces triple sec
1 1/2 ounces tequila
2 ounces lime juice (I used 1.5 limes)
2 1/2 ounces strawberry simple syrup (see recipe below)
salt and sugar for the rim (optional)

Directions
Rim a glass with a salt and sugar mix. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until well mixed for about 30 seconds. Pour into the glass and enjoy.

Strawberry Simple Syrup
Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely. Combine 1 cup simply syrup with 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries and puree until well blended in a blender or food processor.

Note: 3/4 water to 3/4 cup sugar will yield about 1 cup of simple syrup. Blended with 3/4 cups strawberries it will yield 2 1/2 cups of strawberry simple syrup (enough for 8 glasses)

Slightly adapted from: How Sweet It Is

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