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Fresh Strawberry Margarita

fresh strawberry margarita recipe

The Strawberry Margarita is perhaps the most popular flavored Margarita. There’s really no better combination than sweet berries and tart lime juice.

It’s also very quick and easy to shake up super fresh-tasting Strawberry Margaritas – no special syrups or mixers required. This fresh Strawberry Margarita is made with an irresistible blend of muddled strawberries, reposado tequila, triple sec, and freshly squeezed lime juice.

You may also enjoy my Classic Margarita, Tommy’s Margarita, Perfect Frozen Margaritas, or Coconut Orange Blossom Margarita!

strawberry margarita recipe with muddled strawberries

Strawberry Margaritas without a blender

Many Strawberry Margarita recipes require a blender, but you don’t need a blender to make this recipe. If you wanted to make frozen Strawberry Margaritas, then you might want to invest in one.

But this recipe is as easy as can be, minimal equipment required. I do use a wooden muddler for this recipe, which is a very inexpensive tool (<$10) that you should think about adding to your bar cart, if you don’t already have one.

I really like this one by Viski. Tip: if you don’t have a muddler, you can improvise and use the end of a wooden spoon!

The best recipe for fresh strawberry flavor

This recipe is my very favorite way to make Strawberry Margaritas. Sure, you can use a strawberry syrup, frozen strawberries, or blenderize a margarita with fresh strawberries in it, but none of these techniques give the same super fresh flavor and light texture as this recipe.

Personally, I don’t like my cocktails to have the same textures as a thick breakfast smoothie, so pureed strawberries in a non-frozen Margarita aren’t my thing. Instead, I like to muddle fresh berries, add my classic Margarita ingredients and shake, and then fine strain the cocktail.

This gives the cocktail the vibrant and sweet flavor of fresh strawberries, while maintaining the smooth, light texture and viscosity of a classic Margarita.

fresh strawberry margaritas recipe

More fresh fruit flavored Margarita recipes

Bonus: You can use this recipe to make other fruit flavored Margaritas! Simply replace the 5 strawberries with a handful of another fresh, juicy fruit. Try it with mango, peaches, watermelon, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, black cherries, kiwi, pineapple, the list goes on!

Can I use strawberry syrup instead of muddling fresh berries?

Sure! There are a number of ways to make Strawberry Margaritas. When strawberries aren’t in season, using a syrup can give the cocktail better and more consistent flavor.

If you’d rather make a syrup, you can omit the fresh fruit and substitute half (or all) of the triple sec with strawberry syrup. Find detailed fruit syrup recipe instructions in part two of my Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups.

Make it a Pineberry Margarita

Ever had a pineberry before? They look like a white, unripe strawberry, but they’re actually their own type of berry that come in shades of white and pink when fully ripe.

The berries are sweet and mild, with a flavor that’s like a mix of strawberries and pineapples. You can muddle them into a margarita just like strawberries for an even more fun, tropical flavor. Check out the video of my Pineberry Margarita below!

You may also enjoy these other tequila cocktails:


Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Amy Traynor
This is a classic Margarita made even more delicious with the flavor of fresh muddled strawberries.
4.21 from 29 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz tequila (I used reposado, you could also use blanco)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 4-5 fresh ripe strawberries, washed and hulled


  • Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add remaining ingredients and fill the shaker 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, about 12 seconds. Fine strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a strawberry.


Recipe Modifications
You can use this same basic recipe formula to make other fresh fruit flavored Margaritas! Simply replace the strawberries with a handful of other fresh, juicy, in season fruit such as peaches, melons, other berries, pineapple, kiwi, or mango. If you feel more comfortable working with exact measurements, try using at least 2 tbsp of washed, chopped, and muddled fruit per drink. I like to go a bit heavier for a more intense fruit flavor, using about 3-4 tbsp, or 1/4 cup of fruit.
Keyword lime juice, strawberries, tequila, triple sec
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