Strawberry Tequila Cocktail Recipe

A refreshing tequila cocktail made with elderflower liqueur and fresh muddled strawberries and optional cucumber.

Strawberry Tequila Cocktail Recipe

I don’t really know how to describe this strawberry, cucumber and elderflower concoction. It’s not really a strawberry margarita but at the same time it could pass as one if you served it on the rocks with a salted rim. It’s made with tequila, so it’s not technically a martini, even though it’s served straight up in a coupe glass like a martini. Needless to say, this one is unique, refreshing and amazing.

The inspiration for this drink actually came from a cocktail I ordered at a local New Hampshire Italian restaurant a few years ago. The cocktail was called “del sole,” which translates to of the sun in Italian.

A warm and incredibly refreshing cocktail with natural fruity and earthy flavors. It’s not too sweet, nor too strong, and possesses a warm red glow. The perfect tropical cocktail for a warm summer night… or if you wish it was a warm summer night.

You Need a Muddler

A muddler is usually a wooden bar tool with a round flat head. You need to pulverize the strawberries with the muddler until they become a pulp, releasing all the natural juices and flavor. From here you can combine the remainder of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake the daylight out of it.

For this cocktail, you can optionally double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Double training is when you strain with a traditional hawthorn strain and then again with a fine-mesh strainer as you pour it. This will keep out any of the strawberry pulp, leaving a crisp drink with no residual fruit floating around. This is entirely up to personal preference!

Not a tequila fan? You can easily substitute gin or vodka and it’s equally as good (I’ve tried em all).

Strawberry Tequila Cocktail Recipe
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Strawberry Cucumber Tequila Martini Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A refreshing tequila cocktail made with elderflower liqueur and fresh muddled strawberries and optional cucumber.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 1/2 ounces silver tequila (can sub vodka or gin)
  • 3/4 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 strawberries, muddled
  • 2 cucumber slices, muddled (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberries and cucumber slices together. Add all remaining ingredients to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with a cup of ice for 10 seconds.
  2. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and serve immediately garnished with a strawberry slice.

Notes

Love basil? Muddle fresh basil for a strawberry basil twist.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 10.5g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: tequila cocktails, strawberry cocktail