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This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a delightful balance of sweet and tart that’s perfect for parties.

Strawberry Margarita in rocks glass with salt rim and strawberry garnish
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Love margaritas but want a fruity spin? Try this tasty and refreshing Strawberry Margarita recipe! This one is frosty and fruity, full of sweet berry flavor and perfectly complimented with the zing of lime and tequila.

Why we love this recipe: The margarita pairs perfectly with fruit, and we’ve already got several fruity margarita recipes under our belt, like watermelon, mango and peach. But the strawberry margarita is our favorite! We’re 100% in love with its vibrant red color and sweet tart flavor.

Ingredients in a strawberry margarita

The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all time, and the classic definition has just three ingredients: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. That’s what’s in our classic margarita recipe, our very favorite of them all. This strawberry margarita is like a combination between the classic and a frozen margarita! It’s made in a blender, and comes out with a frosty texture. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Frozen strawberries

How to make a strawberry margarita

The strawberry margarita is made in a blender, so it’s not the standard way to make a classic margarita. It’s actually even easier, since you don’t need a cocktail shaker! This strawberry margarita recipe makes two drinks, so you can drink with a friend or partner, or increase the amounts of a larger size. Here’s what to do (or go to the full recipe below):

  1. Step 1: A salted rim is a must: the salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink.
  2. Blend! Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s full combined and creamy.

For a more liquid texture, keep on blending

The texture of this strawberry margarita is icy, but you can also make it more of a room temperature fruity margarita. Just keep blending it! If you blend for a few minutes, it will become less icy and have more of a blended, juice like texture.

  • Icy texture: Keep it frozen for a smoothie-like texture by blending just until it’s fully integrated and icy.
  • Juicy texture: If you keep blending for a few minutes, you can get to a texture that’s more like juice. It’s still cold, but you can taste the flavors even more when it’s not as icy.

Which texture do we prefer? Well, we like it both ways! Personally I like it a little warmer so I can taste the sweet berries and edge of the tequila. But keep it icy and it’s a perfect summer cocktail for a hot afternoon on the patio.

How to make a strawberry margarita: margarita glass with strawberry garnish

What tequila for strawberry margaritas?

You can use any type of tequila for this strawberry margarita, but keep the following in mind:

  • Buy at least mid-range tequila. This cocktail tastes only as good as the quality of alcohol. Look for 750 ml bottles in the range of $22 to $35.
  • Tequila blanco or reposado works, but fruity margaritas are best with tequila blanco. We love the nuance that comes with using tequila reposado (aged) in margaritas. But for this fruity margarita with an icy texture, you can use tequila blanco! Some brands we recommend are Espolon Blanco, El Tesoro Blanco, Patrón Silver, and Casamigos.

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen?

You can use either ripe fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries in this strawberry margarita recipe! Using fresh berries, the texture will come out with the juicy texture mentioned above.

The advantage of using frozen berries is the icy texture, kind of like a strawberry daiquiri but not as thick. Frozen berries are also very easy to store, making it simple to whip up strawberry margaritas on demand!

🍓 Want more with strawberries? Try our Best Strawberry Cocktails.

Ideas for the salt rim

To take the drink presentation over the top, try our homemade margarita salt for the salt rim! You can even skip the orange zest and simply use lime (as shown). Tajín is another great option for the rim, a Mexican seasoning blend that adds a burst of tangy, spicy flavor.

Strawberry margarita recipe

More margarita recipes

We have lots of margarita recipes! We’ve got one for just about any occasion! Let us know if you find a favorite:

Frequently asked questions

What kind of strawberries are best for a margarita?

Frozen strawberries are ideal for this strawberry margarita recipe. Fresh strawberries can be used too, and they make for more of a juicy texture.

Do I need to muddle the strawberries?

This is a blender margarita recipe, so muddling is not needed!

What type of tequila should I use?

A silver or blanco tequila is the most common choice for margaritas, including the strawberry version. It offers a clean and crisp base that allows the strawberry flavor to shine.

Can I use a different type of sweetener?

Yes! Simple syrup, agave nectar, or even honey can be used to sweeten your margarita to taste.

What can I add for a spicy kick?

Add the slices of ¼ jalapeno pepper, deseeded, and blend to combine.

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Strawberry Margarita

Perfect Strawberry Margarita

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
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This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a delightful balance of sweet and tart that’s perfect for parties.


  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) tequila*
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 10 ounces (1 ½ cups) frozen whole strawberries (fresh work too!)
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, agave syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use margarita salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined: you can blend until it’s an icy texture, or keep blending for a minute or so until it’s more liquid. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.


*Easily doubles for 4 drinks or triples for 6 drinks, based on the size of your blender (use the 2x and 3x button). 

For a sweet margarita: Add make it with double the simple syrup or maple syrup, and add more to taste if desired.

For other fruit variations: Replace half of the frozen strawberries with frozen mangoes, peaches, or pineapple for different flavor combinations. Adjust the sweetener to taste.

For a spicy margarita: Remove the seeds from ¼ jalapeño pepper and roughly chop it. Add it to the blender and blend.

Rim variations: Try margarita salt or a Tajín rim, a Mexican seasoning blend of chili peppers, lime, and salt that adds a burst of tangy, spicy flavor.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Theresa says:

    This is, by far, our favorite margarita recipe!!

  2. Samuel says:

    100% agreed. Metric would be great.

  3. VALENTIN says:

    it would be good if you stopped using cups as measures

    1. Sonja Overhiser says:

      We added the ounces for frozen strawberries to the recipe. All our cocktail recipes have both ounces and cup/tablespoon measurements. Thanks!!