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Healthy Strawberry Margarita

Healthy Strawberry Margarita

This is a delicious and healthy strawberry margarita from Greatist.com, a leader in health and wellness for the young, savvy, and social. Try this margarita at your next summer get together for a delicious and refreshing frozen drink that your guests will love.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/3 Cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons agave
  • 3/4 Cups Tequila (look for 100% de Agave)
  • 1/4 Cup all-natural triple sec or orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons agave
  • 3 Cups ice
  • 4 fresh strawberries (optional, for garnish)

Servings1

Calories Per Serving1014

Folate equivalent (total)84µg21%

Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11.3%


Invite the girls over for the delicious mix of sweet strawberries and tart limes of our strawberry margarita recipe. Easy to make, featuring Daily’s Strawberry Mix and Non-Alcoholic Triple Sec Syrup.

  • 1 cups crushed ice
  • 16 oz. Daily's Strawberry Mix
  • 4 oz. Daily's Non-Alcoholic Triple Sec Syrup
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 4 oz. Daily's Strawberry Mix
  • 1 oz. Daily's Non-Alcoholic Triple Sec Syrup
  • 1 oz. tequila

Combine all ingredients and blend in a shaker or blender.
Serve in a margarita glass.
Garnish with a fresh strawberry.


How to Make Skinny Low-Carb Frozen Margaritas

  1. You will need monkfruit simple syrup, ice, frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, club soda, and tequila.
  2. Add the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  3. Blend for 45-60 seconds.
  4. Pour the margaritas into glasses.


I have a few variations you can try, including this Grapefruit Margarita Recipe and this Frozen Mango Margarita. You can also muddle some jalapeño pepper slices with your margarita to make it a spicy margarita. Want a Skinny Margarita? Use fresh orange juice in place of the Cointreau and leave out the agave nectar.

If you aren’t having margaritas today, I hope you’ll save this recipe for later. You’ll be glad you have this one!

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You Can't Go Back to Drinking Regular Margaritas After Sipping This One

Chefs have earned the rock-star status over the last decade, and the next wave of talent to travel the globe and garner a massive following? Bartenders, like those of Road Soda Bar. This Airstream-turned-bar tours around the country, predominately to music festivals, to serve artisanal cocktails on the fly. While at BottleRock this weekend, I beelined my way over to the aluminum trailer, thirsty for a margarita and hardly expecting the experience to transfix me. But it did. I ordered a Vanishing Point and gasped when the bartender poured the drink from a tap and started prancing in place when he garnished the frothy drink with a strawberry gummy. I took a sip and couldn't believe my taste buds. This wasn't some ordinary strawberry margarita — this was next level. Subtly sweet and floral from the strawberries, slightly smoky and spicy with a salty finish. I had to know the secret.

I sat inside the souped-up Airstream with the cofounder of the bar Mark "Wisey" Wiseberg, an engineer who used his 10-plus years of running music festivals to develop this moving bar concept. People love craft cocktails but don't really want to wait for one in a music festival setting, inspiring him to devise a solution. His team handcrafts everything in bulk (all the juices, syrups, bitters, etc.) and stores the cocktails in kegs. Dispensing them through a keg simultaneously aerates and stirs the cocktails, so they taste fresh. He then pulled out his laptop and showed me the recipe, typed out on a spreadsheet. Wisey has input various other calculations, and with a push of a button, the team can easily multiply the ingredient measurements to serve a large crowd. I definitely plan on implementing a similar method to take the struggle out of prepping for pitcher drinks.

As for the recipes, they are as fine-tuned as the back end of this operation. Ben Scorah, the other cofounder, dreams them up. First, the spirits. This recipe calls for Don Julio Blanco. Wisey swears by the stuff. "That's what we drink after we close." The drink also calls for Ancho Reyes Verde Liqueur, made from fire-roasted poblano chiles. It offers a complex charred flavor and finishes with an herbaceous heat that tastes like desert Summers. The strawberry syrup is made from sous-viding strawberries, sugar, and water for eight hours submerged in 145°F water. The cocktail isn't complete without a dash of Tiki Bitters (cinnamon, allspice, and other West Indies spices) and a pinch of salt. While I don't know how realistic it is for me to ever sous-vide my own strawberry syrup, I definitely intend to stock my bar with all of the other ingredients — I must re-create this cocktail and revisit good memories of the music festival all Summer long.

Travel and expenses for the author were provided by Alaska Airlines, sponsors of the BottleRock Skydeck, for the purpose of writing this story.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need triple sec for margaritas?

You can use triple sec or cointreau for margarita recipes. Furthermore, you can substitute either liqueurs with fresh orange juice if you like them a little less strong.

What alcohol is in a margarita?

Strawberry margaritas are made with the tequila blanc. All margaritas are made with tequila and there are many options as to what type you can use.

Here are a few of our favorite tequilas. You can buy most of these at Target or any beverage store and at most grocery stores. They’re all affordable and good quality.

Tequilas for Margaritas

What is the difference between a strawberry daiquiri and a strawberry margarita?

A margarita is made with tequila and a daiquiri are made with rum. They can both be served on the rocks or blended.


1½ oz 100% agave silver tequila
1½ oz fresh lime juice (from about a lime and half), plus extra lime for garnish
1 oz triple sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier
1 tsp agave syrup
Coarse salt

Place the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Cover a small plate with a thin layer of salt. Rub the rim of a rocks glass with the flesh side of a lime wedge, then dip into the salt and crust lightly. Serve in the glass straight up or with ice.


Origins of Margaritas

There are several theories of where the margarita first originated and we’re not sure which one is true! But the most popular is that it was created in 1938 by Carlos ‘Danny’ Herrera at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. It’s thought that he created it for a customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, but wanted something more than just a shot.

Based on the popularity and spread of this delicious cocktail, we’d say the creation of the margarita was a major success! You can read about other theories on the origin here.


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Here's an easy, low-fat, strawberry dessert recipe that'll taste heavenly, but won't cost you any work at all. Our Super Strawberry Fluff combines two of our favorite fruity flavors to create an easy dessert that'll really satisfy your dessert cravings!

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How to make Strawberry Margaritas (frozen or on the rocks)

This easy cocktail is made in a blender. You can make a thick and slushie frozen margarita or you can serve it over ice.

  • Strawberries – fresh or frozen
  • Sugar
  • Tequila
  • Orange Liqueur
  • Orange Juice (regular oranges or blood oranges, pictured)
  • Lime Juice

How to make frozen margaritas

To make frozen margaritas: use frozen (unthawed) strawberries and add a couple cups of crushed ice to the mixture in your blender.

TIP: Since the ice will dilute the frozen margaritas a bit, I recommend adding an extra splash of alcohol. Taste it as you prepare it and adjust accordingly.

Recipe tips

  • The great thing about making your own cocktails is that you can adjust them to suit your tastes. If you want it stronger, add more alcohol. Sweeter? Add more strawberry syrup or orange juice. Use my recipe as a guide to craft your perfect Strawberry Margarita.
  • Don’t forget to add some sugar or salt to the rim of your glass. I love using a mix of both (sweet + salty together is the BEST). Here’s how to do it: Place equal parts sugar and coarse salt on a plate. Run a lime or orange wedge around the rim of an empty glass to moisten it, and then gently twist it in the sugar/salt.
  • I love the color of blood oranges in this cocktail, but you can absolutely use regular oranges and it will taste just as good.
  • This recipe is written to make 4-5 cocktails. You can easily adjust the quantity up or down using the slider in the recipe card.
  • Leftover strawberries? Try my Strawberry Milk!

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