This Red, White and Blue margarita recipe is cool and refreshing for the national holiday of the United States. Even better, you can typically get fresh strawberries this time of year (which makes for FANTASTIC margaritas). For a beautifully refreshing blended margarita, add these red, white and blue margaritas to your 4th of July menu.
This red, white and blue cocktail can easily be made into a mocktail, too. How? Just swap out the alcohol for a lemon-lime soda or a flavored sparkling water, like Spindrift’s strawberry flavored water. No matter how you celebrate the Fourth of July, it’s almost guaranteed that there will be food involved. And what’s a cookout or family dinner without a holiday themed drink to top it all off?Print
5 oz Silver agave tequila
4 oz simple syrup (see recipe in instructions)
4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 lb strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 oz Cointreau or other triple sec orange liqueur
2 cups of ice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
Fresh blueberries for garnish
Blue margarita salt (we like the one made by Rokz)
White margarita salt (we like Maldon salt)
FIRST, MAKE YOUR SIMPLE SYRUP
Add the sugar, water and Dell Cove® Salted Caramel popcorn seasoning to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar and popcorn seasoning is dissolved. Let cool, then pour into a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. Tip: Your simple syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about one month.
NEXT, GARNISH YOUR GLASSES WITH SALT
Pour blue and white salts into a circle onto a plate – half of the circle in white, the other in teal. Moisten chilled glasses with lime wedge or your simple syrup. Dip glass rims into the salt, tap off excess salt and set aside.
FINALLY, MAKE YOUR MARGARITA
Place all of the drink ingredients (including the orange extract) except the ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the ice and blend on high until smooth. Serve and enjoy.
Want to learn how to rim a glass with cocktail sugar or margarita salt for your Red White Blue Margaritas recipe, a different fresh fruit margarita, another Red White & Blue tequila drink – or any Fourth of July inspired drink? Check out our easy to follow recipe tutorial.
Want to serve this on the rocks, rather than make a frozen margaritas recipe? Add all liquids into a cocktail shaker, along with a scoop of ice cubes. Cover shaker and shake until shaker is chilled. Strain into ice-filled, salt rimmed glasses and serve. Drink photos by Irina Smirnova.
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