It’s Strawberry Margarita Time….Summer Time Is Here!

It’s true, the clocks spring forward today and as the title states summer time officially begins on 26th March this year. This calls for some dancing, celebration and loud cheers of joy; whooping cheers and raising of glasses are both allowed!! There is no better way to celebrate the prospect of warm, long, lazy summer days than with a large glass of chilled Strawberry Margarita. We’ve created an amazing fruity non alcoholic version plus one with a splash of tequila and cointreau! So if you’re after a ‘Sober Sunday’ or you feel the need for a tipple we have it covered. Be sure to check out the Authors Tips at the bottom!

Get those cocktail jugs shaking, Strawberry Margaritas are about to be served.

This Strawberry Margarita Mocktail has summer written all over it! Zingy, juicy and so simple to make. Start summer the way you mean to go on with our winner of a recipe.

Ingredients:

250g Strawberries, tops removed

25ml Orange juice – preferably freshly squeezed.

15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice

35ml Sparkling water

1 Wedge Lime, for garnish

Demerara sugar or coloured sugar – for decoration.

1 Large handful Ice

Method:

1. Add the strawberries, orange juice, sparkling water, fresh lime juice and ice into your blender. Blend until mixed and slushy. Taste; if necessary add a little white cane sugar to sweeten.

2. Cut the lime into wedges or wheels and gently wipe around the rim of the glass.

3. Pour the Demerara sugar or coloured sugar onto a chopping board and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar. The sugar will stick to the lime juice.

4. Carefully pour the margarita mix into glasses, garnish with a lime wheel and a strawberry.

Serve immediately.

Author Tips…

For a Margarita with a kick (we mean an alcoholic version!) simply omit the sparkling water and replace with;

1 1/2 Measures of tequila

1 Measure of Cointreau

Then follow the method above, serve & enjoy.

Cheers…(with whooping and raising of glasses!) here’s to a great summer 2017 x

 

 

Lorraine

A lover of food, travel & all things creative. Since graduating with a BA Hons in Product & Industrial Design, I have spent the past 15 years working within the design industry. I enjoy flicking through cookbooks, design magazines & Pinterest searching for new recipes & home décor ideas!