A classic strawberry margarita with freshly squeezed juice and plenty of fresh berries! A margarita is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Strawberries are not only my favorite berry, they are my absolute favorite food. I am pretty sure I could survive on strawberries, water and chocolate. In celebration of my favorite berry, this week will be dedicated to five all-new strawberry recipes. I promise there will be something for everyone, from healthy to sweet and everything in between. At the end of the week, I’m sharing a round-up of over 50 strawberry recipes. Let’s get the week started with a classic homemade strawberry margarita perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
Not only am I celebrating with new strawberry recipes all week, I am also excited to help Naturipe Farms kick off the Very Berry Month of May. Naturipe berries are always fresh, flavorful and incredibly berrylicious! With organic varieties available, Naturipe berries are a great way to add something colorful and nutritious to every meal.
So what makes the perfect margarita? Freshly squeezed juice and plenty of fresh berries. Oh, and the tequila helps too. Did you know that citrus enhances the flavor of berries? The acid in the limes helps bring out the strawberry flavor in this margarita. This recipe is quick, easy and can be adapted depending on your taste.
I eat a lot of berries and am always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my diet. My absolute favorite way to enjoy berries is just by snacking on them fresh. But, berries can be worked into any meal. To learn more about the health benefits of berries and find delicious recipes to use for meal-planning, head over to Naturipe Farms, or follow them on Twitter.
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- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 10-12 strawberries sliced
- 6 ounces tequila
- 1-2 cups ice cubes
- salt or coarse sugar for rimming glasses optional
- Heat lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Place lime mixture, orange juice, strawberries, tequila and 1 cup of ice in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add more ice and blend, as desired.
- Dip rim of glasses into extra lime juice and then into salt or sugar, if desired.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 180, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 158mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 1.4%, Vitamin C: 55.9%, Calcium: 1.3%, Iron: 1%
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.
*This post is sponsored by Naturipe Farms but all opinions are my own.