Margarita of the Month: November

November 24, 2011

Margarita of the Month: November

Cabana's Strawberry Infused Margarita

For this month, I’m sharing a recipe that we learned at the Modern Mixology seminar at this years’ Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic (and yes, before you start whining, I know I’m quite remiss in giving you posts on the Classic from this year… will get to it… now let’s move on, shall we?). The first thing we were served was this refreshing (and pretty!) drink, and it’s one well worth trying!

Now you will have to be a bit patient, as we have to first prepare the infused tequila. You’ll need a pound package of frozen strawberries (and we were told that frozen berries works much better than fresh for this application) and a 750 ml bottle of decent silver tequila (at the Cabana they use Hornitos Plata).

Put the strawberries in a plastic or glass container and pour the tequila over.

Cover and let sit at room temperature for about three days.

The strawberries have now given up their color, and of course their flavor as well – with their duty done you can now strain them out and summarily dispose of them. You can now return the pretty infused tequila to it’s original home if you’d like.

So now that we have the major ingredient, let’s do some mixing….

Cabana’s Strawberry Infused Margarita

For each drink:

0.25 oz  Agave Nectar (you can find in most groceries now, if you can’t find don’t sweat it, sub simple syrup or maybe even honey)

1 oz  Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz  Strawberry Infused Tequila

1 oz  Cointreau (or other good orange liquor)

Shake all together with ice and strain into glassware of your choice over fresh ice.

If desired garnish with the obligatory lime wheel and take a sip…

This is  a good one – a refreshing, summery drink (even if it’s November now) – give it  a try and let us know what you think! Keep this one around and try it also during those sweltering days at the beach or lake…

I think it might be good just a bit sweeter – try doubling the agave and see…

Back to the kitchen… and the bar… see you soon!

3 Responses to “Margarita of the Month: November”

  1. […] (and drinking) around the World features Cabanas’ Strawberry Margarita from the Modern Mixology seminar at the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic. (I can attest […]


  2. […] Infused Tequila (okay, rather than repeat the process here, I’m gonna make you go back to a prior post for the info on how to make […]


  3. […] If you really want to amp up the berry-quotient, use some strawberry-infused tequila (see the Cabana’s Strawberry Infused Margarita recipe)! […]


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