Strawberry Mint Margaritas

Strawberry Mint Margaritas via Tonality Designs

It was my sister Sarah’s birthday yesterday, so a festive cocktail was in order. The criteria for our drink was that we wanted to utilize seasonal fruit and fresh herbs plus it needed to be extra cold for these hot summer days—so a frozen, slushy drink was top of mind.

Strawberry margaritas are always a win, but adding the fresh mint just pushed it over the top. Another key ingredient was using Blue Agave Sweetener instead of simple syrup. This not only is a healthier option, but you don’t have the hassle of making the simple syrup—win, win!

Strawberry Mint Margaritas via Tonality Designs

This recipe makes a pitcher full of slushy goodness, perfect for beating the heat and enjoying at your summer BBQs.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz of fresh strawberries, hulled (About 3 cups) – plus leave a couple whole for your garnish
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice (Juice from 3-4 large limes)
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup Blue Agave Sweetener (Add to taste)
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice (About 6 cups)
  • Margarita Salt

Directions

  1. In blender, combine strawberries, lime juice, tequila and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Let mixture settle and remove the foam layer that forms on the top. To remove, just skim off foam with a spoon.
  2. Add in the blue agave sweetener & mint leaves (to taste, start with 8-10 leaves). Fill the blender with ice (about 6 cups) and blend until you get a slushy consistency.
  3. To garnish glasses (optional), rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass. Dip your glass in margarita salt (or for a sweeter option, use sugar). Add a strawberry to the rim and two mint leaves. Enjoy!

Strawberry Mint Margaritas via Tonality Designs

My niece wanted in on our summery drinks, so we ended up making a virgin option for her. We combined strawberries, lime juice, orange juice, agave sweetener and ice. She seemed very pleased with her virgin cocktail and she wants us to create a kid-friendly recipe so I can blog about it. I’m thinking instead of repeating strawberries, maybe a Lemon Blackberry Slush would be fun. So stay tuned!

Strawberry Mint Margaritas via Tonality Designs

We rimmed our glasses with classic margarita salt, but sugar would be a nice twist. You could even chop up some of the mint and add it to the sugar before you rim the glasses. Okay, now I think I need to make these again tonight just to try that!

Strawberry Mint Margaritas via Tonality Designs

I think there’s something so charming about serving drinks in lowball glasses. These glasses are from the Josie collection at Crate & Barrel, but you could also use a small quilted mason jar for a similar look. Quilted mason jars are available at Target, Walmart, Michaels, etc. and I’d suggest the 8 0z. or 12 oz sizes.  You can get a set of 12 for as low as $9, just follow the links to each store to see the options. Table cloth is from Pottery Barn.

Strawberry Mint Margaritas via Tonality Designs

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