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Strawberry Margaritas with Cilantro-Black Pepper Simple Syrup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
A pretty pink strawberry margarita blended with an herbaceous cilantro, coriander, and black pepper simple syrup. These fresh strawberry margaritas are beautifully balanced and totally refreshing. If cilantro is not your thing, try fresh basil instead. For added kick, garnish with thinly sliced chili peppers.
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Makes: 2 servings
Author: Elizabeth Stark
Cilantro-Black Pepper Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro (about 1/2 bunch)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
Strawberry Margaritas
  • 3 tablespoons margarita salt
  • 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped (1 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (4-ounces) fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (4-ounces) 100-percent agave tequila
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2-ounces) cilantro-black pepper simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (1-ounce) Triple Sec
  • sliced lime
  • 2 cilantro sprigs
Simple Syrup
  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a gentle boil. Turn off heat, stir until sugar is dissolved, and add fresh cilantro, coriander, and black pepper. Steep 10 minutes.
  2. Strain. Keep simple syrup in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Strawberry Margaritas
  1. Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor.

  2. Measure margarita salt onto a small plate. Swipe the rim of two 10- to 12-ounce glasses with a lime wedge and dip rims in salt. Carefully fill glasses with ice. Set aside.
  3. In a large ice-filled shaker or jar, combine 1/2 cup (4-ounces) strawberry puree, lime juice, tequila, simple syrup, and Triple Sec, and shake. Strain into prepared glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime and sprig of cilantro. Serve immediately.