Happy National Margarita Day!!! Bet you didn't know that was a thing! Well now you do so you're welcome.

In case you weren't aware... Jimmy Buffett actually had a cameo in Jurassic World last year. Of course he was one of the people escaping the pterodactyls. But of course, in true Margaritaville fashion, he makes sure to grab BOTH of his margaritas before making a run for it.

This man is a hero. He clearly knows what today is about. If you haven't already, definitely play the song I linked to above while reading the post. I promise the lyrics won't disappoint. If you're really digging the song, I totally recommend checking out the entire album. It's a gold mine of amazing songs like "Cheeseburger in Paradise", "Pencil Thin Mustache", "Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit", "Son of a Son of a Sailor", and last but not least "Why Don't We Get Drunk." I've linked the entire album here for your enjoyment. Do it. I promise it's totally worth it.

Using the great Jimmy Buffett and National Margarita Day as inspiration, I figured I can FINALLY share the amazing strawberry margaritas with you guys. I made these margaritas last year for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at my cousin's place. Technically it was Seis de Mayo because May 5th last year was a Tuesday and everyone was busy that day. These were a HUGE hit and best part is that when you run out of strawberries you can just use more lime juice and make plain margaritas. It's the best.

In case you needed more convincing to actually listen to that song:

"But there's booze in the blender, and soon it will render that frozen concoction that helps me hang on."

Yeah... I know. He sings from the heart. Now turn on the song and start blending up some delicious margaritas for you and your friends!

Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Just as a warning, these are quite strong so I'd recommend tasting as you add the tequila. However... It's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

Yield: about 4-5 margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice (save a few wedges for garnish)
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
  • Coarse salt to rim the glasses
  • Directions:

    Blend all the ingredients except salt together in the blender. Taste and adjust tequila or honey/agave as you wish

    Run a lime wedge along the rim of each of your margarita glasses. Dip the glass upside-down in a bowl of salt. Fill each glass with the drink and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.