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Strawberry Margaritas

Strawberry Margaritas

These are potent, yet amazingly smooth-tasting when you use good-quality tequila and orange liqueur and thoroughly shake the mixture with ice before pouring over ice cubes to serve.

Southern Living JULY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge
  • Red decorator sugar crystals
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 1 1/2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 (10-oz.) package frozen strawberries in light syrup, thawed
  • Garnish: lime wedges

Preparation

1. Rub rims of 4 chilled glasses with lime wedge; dip rims in red decorator sugar crystals to coat. Fill glasses with ice.

2. Stir together tequila and next 3 ingredients in a small pitcher, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Process strawberries in blender 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir strawberry puree into tequila mixture.

3. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add desired amount of margarita mixture, cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note: We tested with Jose Cuervo Especial for tequila and Triple Sec for orange liqueur.

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