A cold, refreshing strawberry margarita made with fresh strawberries and poured over coconut gelato!
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Hey y'all. I think we all deserve an extra special treat for making it through the week. I'm at the point in my life where the weekdays are work days. And by work days I mean my husband goes to work and I stay home with all our little ones and play referee all day.
Literally. Referee. Little bubba man likes to tackle his sister. She finds it hilarious. But someone always hits their head and winds up crying.
What I'm getting at.. We all deserve a little treat.
Luckily for you, I have just the thing!
Strawberry Coconut Margarita Floats. And no worries.. I have an alcoholic free version in the recipe below also. I'm on top of things guys.
Just sit back and relax.
We all know my love of margaritas. Yes?
Let me remind you briefly. We have How to make margaritas with real fruit. A great guide on using frozen fruit to make restaurant quality margaritas.
Strawberry Margarita Dessert Sauce. Or as I like to call it.. the love of my life. (sorry hubs)
And if you're feeling fancy I even have a Champagne Margarita.
This is just the tip of the iceberg guys.
Ok, so we're making strawberry margaritas using fresh strawberries this time. No frozen fruit. Why? Well, I didn't want to pour a slushy margarita over ice cream. I wanted it more "float" like.
Let's pretend that's proper grammar.
And the coconut gelato. I am in love.
I just purchased mine from the market. Because, time.
And I love it. It has little chunks of coconut in it. The coconuttiness is almost mind blowing. It's a new obsession.
But really, you can use any ice cream that you want!
And yes, yes, there is an alcohol free version in the recipe below. There is no way that I can sit down in my house and enjoy one of these without kids climbing all over to claim it as their own.
Strawberry Coconut Margarita Float
1/2 lb strawberries hulled
1/2 cup simple syrup (1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup sugar, heat until boiling and the sugar completely dissolves. Can be done on stove top or in microwave)
1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 small limes)
1 and 1/2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
Coconut gelato (or ice cream of choice)
Take out the tequila and orange liqueur. Just add a splash of orange juice instead.
1. Add the hulled strawberries, simple syrup, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur to a blender.
2. Blend until strawberries are completely pureed and you have a liquid juice. (If you don't have a blender you can use a food processor for this.)
4. In a cup add the scoops of coconut gelato or ice cream of choice. Topped with some diced strawberries. Pour half of the strawberry margarita over the ice cream.
*This recipe makes enough for 2!