What could be more refreshing on a summer’s day than a cool strawberry margarita? This is a refreshing summer drink made with fresh strawberries. Also makes a delicious after-dinner drink.
Many have claimed to know the origins of Margarita. However the truth still remains unclear today.
The most known of all the historical claims behind the Margarita cocktail originates in 1948. A fabolous hostess and Dallas socialite, Margarita Sames, hosted a pool side Christmas party at her vacation home in Acapulco, Mexico. The party game of choice for Margarita was to get behind the bar and see what concoctions she could develop and let her party guests test and rate the results. That evening she mixed tequila with cointreau and lime juice. The result was a success among her guests and quickly traveled through the elite groups in Texas and soon to Hollywood under the name of Margarita.
Margarita has developed into one of the most popular cocktails today and has been modified in many different ways over the century. Many mexican restaurants were established all over the world and Margarita was served there.
Most Tequila is produced in Mexico with Blue Agave plant (century plant). According to the Mexican law, tequila must contain 51 percent of Blue Agave. Most Blue Agave plants that are used for tequila are produced in the State of Jalisco. Besides Jalisco, there are four other States in Mexico where they produce the plans for the purpose of producing tequila: Michoacan, Nayarit, Tamaulipas and Guanajuato. There are 100 percent Agave tequila sold in the United States, which must be inspected by the government before it’s shipped. Distillers use sugar plants to blend tequila but it must not exceed more than 49 percent of the bottle. Blended tequilas do not have to be produced in Mexico. There are three major categories in tequila: Gold Tequila, Tequila Anejo and White Tequila. Both Gold Tequila and Tequila Anejo is usually aged in white oak casks.
Strawberry Margarita Recipe
8 to 10 hulled fresh strawberries or 4 ounces frozen sliced strawberries
4 ounces tequila
1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
4 fluid ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
Lots of ice (about 1 to 2 cups ice cubes)
Coarse salt or sugar, for rimming the glass
Whole fresh strawberries, garnish
Lime slices garnish
In a blender, combine strawberries, tequila, lemonade, Tripe Sec, and ice; blend until smooth.
Pour into stemmed Margarita Glasses rimmed with either coarse salt, or coarse sugar.
To create a salt or sugar-rimmed glass, take a lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into coarse salt or sugar.Garnish with a whole strawberry
Makes 2 to 3 serving.
Non-Alcoholic Version: Omit tequila and Triple Sec. Add an additional squeeze of lime juice.
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