Strawberry Margarita with Homemade Strawberry Syrup
Fun in the Sun
Last year, a few months into lockdown, my friend Caroline texted me and said “I’m bringing something over! On the way now!” I had spent the morning cleaning the house from top to bottom and was so happy to see my friend (albeit from the driveway since we were being socially distant!).
She left a strawberry margarita on my porch, we did an “air hug”, chatted quickly, and then she drove off. It was such a treat!
Since then, especially when strawberries are in season, I’ve enjoyed making my own strawberry syrup and making as close to what she made me as possible.
Find my go-to recipe below!
Strawberry Margarita // makes 1 drink
1.5 oz Grand Marnier
2 oz Tequila
3 oz lime juice
4 oz fresh strawberry simple syrup*
salt and a lime wedge for the rim
Run lime along the rim of the glass then dip in salt. You can also use sugar here but I prefer salt. Pour liquids into cup, stir, and top with ice! Garnish with strawberries and/or lime.
*After making a few batches, I’ve figured out the most simple and flavorful way to make strawberry syrup. Wash and quarter 1 lb of strawberries and place in a pot. Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar over the top, stir to mix, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down to a simmer and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Then, pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass or heat-proof container and enjoy! You can use this over ice cream, waffles, or any other thing you would use syrup on!