The sweets are bubbly and seasoned with just the right amount of salt. It’s the margarita flavor, and I can be the first to say, they do not leave you disappointed. These margarita strawberry snacks are irresistible.
The recipe is simple and is a crowd-pleaser. It is great as a snack or dessert and at happy hour. If you’re wanting to be a bit more extravagant or fancy, serve the ice cubes as a garnish to the margarita itself.
The total time for this recipe will not be less than one hour however, the hands-on period is restricted. Prepare the ingredients before your dinner time, and then let them sit in the fridge. Then, when you’re ready for serving, it’s just a matter of rolling the sugar on top, and they’re ready to go.
Tips For Making Margarita Strawberries
My suggestion before embarking on a journey is to reflect on the way you prefer your margaritas and let that direct you. Make changes just like you would for your drink.
Perhaps you prefer a glass with a sugar rim, and you don’t like salt. If this is the case, you can eliminate the salt from the sugar mixture.
I’ve developed this recipe in the spirit of how I like my margarita. The rim has an amazing layer of lime zest and salt. It’s not too sweet and very powerful. It’s fresh and refreshing.
The strawberries are a special treat; however, your margarita choices could make it more delicious!
Step-by-Step Instructions for Margarita Strawberries
To begin, collect your ingredients, including strawberries.
in a small (but not overly deep) dish, mix the liquids. I’ve found an 8×8 dish to be a good size for this amount of fruit. It is important that they are mostly covered with liquid but not submerged.
Cut a lime in half and place your zest to one side. Mix the margarita mix, and the juice of the lime. Stir it well.
Rinse the strawberries and dry them using paper towels. It may appear unnecessary, but fruits and vegetables often come with a lot of dust or sprays, and washing them as you would eating them fresh is essential. It is important to wipe them dry to avoid putting extra water in the mix.
If you’d like to make sure your strawberries are spotless, learn how to clean them here thoroughly..
Place each strawberry into the dish that is filled with liquid. Fill the dish with liquid, but be mindful not to crowd it too much so that every strawberry is equally able to absorb all the mix of margarita. The exact amount will differ according to the size of the strawberry will.
Put the strawberry dish inside the fridge. Allow them to sit for a minimum of one hour. If you have more time, you can let them stay longer, for up to four hours.
The longer they soak, their flavors, the greater flavor they possess. You won’t want them to sit in liquid for too long, or they become too spongy and begin to disintegrate.
As the strawberries cool, prepare the mixture of sugar. Mix the sugar, half a teaspoon salt, and the citrus zest.
After cooling off and taking in the sweet margarita flavor, the strawberries are now ready to be rolled in sugar.
Each one at a time, pull out one strawberry to let all the liquid drain off. Then, roll it in the sugar mixture, smothering the entire surface, and put it in the serving dish.
They can be served on a platter or individual glasses, garnished with lime.
They’re greatly chilled and will keep in the refrigerator for several hours. In time, they’ll get slightly mushy and begin to lose liquid. It is best to serve them immediately.
More Drunken Fruit Recipes
Once you’ve tried them, you could, just like me, become addicted to the sweet tiny fruits. There is a myriad of different variations you can try!
Let the strawberries soak up Champagne or Rose. Try blackberries with Bourbon. Booze-infused berries taste great by themselves, but they also can be frozen and put in drinks such as ice cubes or as garnishes.
Imagine putting these little gems into a blender and then using a mold for popsicle creation. Oh boy, summertime deliciousness.
This is to say, create these. Then, make an alternative and another. Offer them up to guests or mom, or even yourself. Cheers!
How to Make Margarita Strawberries
Make sure you have all the ingredients.
in an 8×8-inch dish, mix the margarita mix, and the juice of the lime. Stir.
Incorporate the strawberries into the dish of liquid. Put the word in the fridge for a minimum of one hour (up to four hours).).
While the strawberries are cooling while they chill, prepare the sugar mixture. In a small dish, combine your sugar with the salt and lime zest.
Once you are ready to serve, take the berries out of the refrigerator and roll them into the mixture of sugar. Set them on a dish and have a blast!
yield: About 18 BERRIES Time to prepare: 10 Minutes Additional time: 1 HOUR Total time: 1 HOUR, 10 minutes
These sweet, boozy strawberries are great at happy hour!
- One lime’s juice, zest, and Juice
- 18-20 strawberries
- 1/2 cup margarita mix
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Inside an 8×8-inch dish, mix the margarita mix and lime juice. Stir.
- Incorporate the strawberries into the dish of liquid. Keep in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour (up to four hours).).
- As the strawberries cool while they chill, prepare the sugar mixture. In a small dish, combine salt, sugar, and lime zest.
- Once you are ready to serve, take the berries out of the refrigerator and then roll them with the sugar mix. Set them on a dish and have a blast!
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