Fresh Strawberry Margarita

This fresh strawberry margarita is sweet, with a light herbal note from the basil. It's got the classic margarita taste—with the added benefit of fresh strawberries shining through, making it light and very refreshing.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita
Photo: Caitlin Bensel


  • 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 lime wedge

  • Ice cubes

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • 10 fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 2 ½ ounces white tequila (such as Patrón Silver)

  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)


  1. Combine sugar and salt on a small plate. Rub lime wedge around rims of 2 old-fashioned glasses. Dip the rims in the sugar mixture until well coated; discard the remaining sugar mixture. Fill the glasses with ice cubes. Set aside.

  2. Place strawberries, lime juice and agave in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the strawberries with a wooden spoon handle or a muddler until they're mostly dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add basil and muddle until lightly bruised, about 5 times. Add tequila and orange liqueur; fill the shaker with ice cubes. Cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels icy, about 30 seconds. Strain into the prepared glasses. Garnish with additional whole strawberries and basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
23g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 156IU 3%
Sodium 123mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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