Strawberry Margarita with an Orange Twist


"Margarita", the classic cocktail drink happens to be one of the cherished favorites for a lot of us. It is basically a combination of three main ingredients - tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice - and as fruity flavors go well with mixed drinks, you can add whichever fruit you like the best. The punch in this drink lies in the tequila, so make sure you use a good one:) And of course, the most crucial step is creating an ice and salt or ice and sugar rim around your serving glasses to induce that extra flavor! I had a handful of large california oranges at hand, and also some leftover strawberry syrup from my valentine cake, so I put them to good use by making this Strawberry Margarita, which has an intoxicating citrus flavor blended with the sweet strawberries and the salted glass rim! Of course, you can easily make this a Virgin Margarita by omitting the liquor, but believe me, it tastes way more better with it!

Its already Valentine's Day in some parts of the world, and I wish all my friends and readers a wonderful day full of love and friendship! And now let's get on to the Margarita Recipe!

Ingredients
3 parts of tequila
2 parts freshly-squeezed orange juice
1 part of fresh lime juice
1 part strawberry syrup
Coarse kosher salt or sugar (for the rim)
Lime or Orange Wedges - for garnish
Ice cubes

Method
First moisten the rim of the glass with lime juice. Then sprinkle salt on the the rim of the glass. You can even use powdered sugar for a sweeter drink.

Now fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the tequila, strawberry syrup, orange juice and lime juice, preferably in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and pour the contents into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a slice of lime or oranges and serve!

Tip: If you want a darker pink shade in your drink, add one drop of POM to the glass. Combined with strawberry syrup, it gives a beautiful deep red color to the drink!

Serve this Strawberry Margarita at a Cocktail Party and dazzle your guests!

Related Recipes:
Chocolate-Coffee Martini
Cuban Mojito with Lime & Mint
The Blue Hawaiian


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33 comments :

Jackie said...

always a favorite! looks great:) I like mine with raspberries too!

-Jackie

Hima said...

Lovely and colourful margaritas mansi. I want one pls.

Angie said...

Sounds great! the POM tip is pretty useful:) thanks!

~Angie

Asha said...

Ooh! How beautiful!! Love Margaritas. I posted my Cosmopolitan in my "Caruso" cocktail post at FH!:))
Happy V day dear buddy.

Kalai said...

Gorgeous, Mansi! You can send mine over, girl! :)

Alpa said...

love the orange twist!

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks guys! I know its difficult to improvise on a classic recipe:) but I tried:D turned out good:)

Cham said...

Ur Margarita is very sexy. Lovely picture :)

DK said...

Must be nice..I dont drink but it sure luks v appetizing..

Well as a reply to ur comment in my blog : am sure u will get anise.It is 'Everywhere'. U will get it in safeway, whole foods, Indian market, asian..U name it they will have it..its a common spice :)

AnuZi said...

Mansi,
Very cool recipe. Maybe I will make during a Mexican themed dinner at home. Hubby loves margaritas! Happy Valentines day dear

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks DK! I'll look out for Anise then:)

Anuzi - wish you the same gal!:)

Siri said...

Mansi- I don't drink Margarita yet, but urs is so enticing that I am sure wud luv it..Happy Valentine's Day dear..:D

Hugs,
Siri

Red Chillies said...

Happy V Day Mansi. Margaritas look yumm!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hi Mansi

Amazing drink lady!!Looks sexy..ha ha!! Really wanna sip now....

Happy cook said...

Give me any time the non virgin one. Beautiful colours

Anni said...

What a coincidence: we have friends coming over for dinner tomorrow, and I was just searching for a good strawberry margarita recipe! And we also have a pile of oranges in the house - thank you for sharing this, and happy Valentine's!

Anni

linda said...

Very pretty colour, sounds delicious too.

Namratha said...

Girl, you've been whipping up margaritas in the middle of the week...awesome! :) Love the colour...

Ben said...

I recommend Hornitos for any Margarita. It's only 10 am but I think I am ready for my first one :D

Happy Hallmark holiday!!! :D

Rosie said...

Lovely margaritas mansi - just passing you my glass lol

Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day!

I would like to present you on this Valentines Day a Red Rose

http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/2008/02/for-my-valentine-cupcakes.html

Rosie x

Uma said...

Wow, the margarita looks lovely and delicious! Nice pink! Happy Valentine's day to you, Mansi!

Mansi Desai said...

yeah, can't help when cupid puts Valentine's day in the middle of the week:) wish all of you a great day full of romance and love!:)

Cris said...

Hi Mansi! Wishing you a great Valentine's Day! Wow, what a perfect drink for a special date like this! Take care, sorry I haven't been around, I have been a busy bee... :-)

Rina said...

Love the Pic and the drink Mansi...Lovely pink for the V-day

Saswati said...

hi mansi!!thanx for stopping by and wishing me A happy valentines day.you have a cooooooooool blog...i have fallen in love with your blog and your recipes... you have got aregular visitor now.:))

Mansi Desai said...

Cris - gald to see you back! hope you r doing good:)

Rina - thanks!

Saswati - most welcome! and look forward to your visits gal!:)

Shankari said...

drool..I ma down with a bad cold, but this is enticing and I have a basket of strawberries in the fridge

Superchef said...

love the orange twist!! love margaritas anyday!

Pravs said...

lovely color..love to have one now.

nicisme said...

Another lip smacker Mansi! GREAT colours in your photo!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Strawberries and oranges are fabulous together! Love 'em in sauces and salads. Now I'll have to try the Mansi Margarita!

DEEPA said...

excellent pic lady!!I dont drink ..but this looks good

Miri said...

I have a dear friend who loves strawberries and if she can put it her drink all the better - sending the link to her, she will definitely appreciate it! looks dreamy too