Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

27 Jun

If you’re looking for a healthier way to celebrate spring, Cinco de Mayo, or just any old day, these Roasted Strawberry Margaritas are the key! With simple ingredients, this drink is one to put on repeat all summer long. This post was originally part of a past #Cookoutweek giveaway, but I wanted to make sure you could enjoy it year after year!

Spring & summer BBQ time is finally here! Food, drinks, picnics, and cookouts are the highlight of summer, in my opinion. They’re a great way to hang out with friends and family, meet new people, and enjoy being outside, because the season is short and you have to take in every minute of it.

There’s nothing like a chilled, refreshing margarita to kick off a cookout or any gathering, and this one is packed with flavor and no weird ingredients. Roasting strawberries, or any fruit for that matter, brings out their natural earthy flavors. Sprinkling a bit of sugar over the berries creates a delicious, natural juice that can be used in place of simple syrup in your drink.

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To make this work: roast your berries the night before you intend to serve these drinks. You’ll want the roasted berries to be well-chilled before you blend up this cocktail.

Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

Serves 8

  • 2 pints strawberries, washed and stems removed
  • 1/4 C coconut sugar
  • 8 limes
  • 8 oz silver tequila
  • 2 C ice

Preheat oven to 375. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with PAM.

Lay out the strawberries in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with coconut sugar. Roast for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Transfer berries and the juices to an airtight container and refrigerate for four hours or overnight.

To prepare the cocktails, blend the strawberries (and juices) with the fresh lime juice, tequila, and ice. Pour into 8 glasses and garnish with a lime wedge or fresh strawberry.

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32 Responses to “Roasted Strawberry Margaritas”

  1. Diana June 27, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    Do I have to wait until the weekend for these? Can’t this somehow be a breakfast drink? 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink June 27, 2016 at 8:32 am #

      Haha! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere 🙂

      • Diana June 27, 2016 at 8:35 am #

        Liking your way of thinking!

  2. abbey June 27, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    awesome idea to roast your strawberries!! i love margaritas!

  3. Wendy Klik June 27, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    I love the idea of roasting the strawberries first. I am sure it adds a wonderful depth of flavor.

    • xtinaluvspink June 27, 2016 at 9:44 am #

      It does! And replaces the need for simple syrup.

  4. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner June 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    I’ve never heard of roasting berries how fun!

  5. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets June 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Can I admit that I’ve never roasted strawberries? This sounds sooo tasty! I love a good margarita! And good luck on your contest! 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink June 27, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

      This was my first time roasting them, too!! Give it a try with any fruit, though 🙂

  6. Glenneth R June 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    love all things margarita and tequila! thanks for sharing!!! i have never heard of roasting strawberries!

  7. Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run June 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    Those sauces look awesome! And those margaritas…even more awesome! Love me some margaritas on a hot summer day!

  8. Farrah June 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    Roasted strawberries sound so good! <3!!

    • xtinaluvspink June 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

      They are! Had to refrain from eating them off the pan 🙂

  9. vintagekittycom June 27, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    This is pure genius!

  10. Abbe@This is How I Cook June 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

    I could use one of these right now! May have to drown myself in them this weekend!

  11. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) June 28, 2016 at 2:45 am #

    I would love to try the spicy veracha sauce. Sounds like a great company.

    • xtinaluvspink June 28, 2016 at 6:23 am #

      They really take sauces to a new level. It’s refreshing.

  12. Mikki June 28, 2016 at 9:44 am #

    I’m not a big drinker but OH MY this looks amazing! So cool and refreshing!

    • xtinaluvspink June 28, 2016 at 9:45 am #

      Thanks!! This could totally be made without the booze, of course 🙂

  13. Angela June 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    The Margaritias sound FAbulous!!! I love Coconut Sugar, great addition 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink June 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

      Thanks! Figured that was the best way to make a healthier marg.

  14. Heather Gannoe (@runfastermommy) June 29, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    These margaritas look AMAZING and refreshing! I love margaritas during the summertime!

  15. Erin Vasicek June 30, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    Mmmm roasting strawberries is the best, never thought to do it for margaritas!

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