Strawberry Citrus Margarita Float

This strawberry citrus margarita float is delicious as is, but if you add some ground freeze dried strawberries to the rimming salt, you get another hit of fruity pink flavor! #strawberry #citrus #margarita #tequila

you could have a strawberry citrus margarita, but why not make it into a strawberry citrus margarita float with a scoop of ice cream?

it feels like only yesterday, work was gogogogogo. now, it’s so… mellow. i did somehow end up planning an asian pacific american heritage month event for my office, complete with snacks and a boba tasting. we’re getting co-workers to submit asian american themed trivia to 1) encourage participation and 2) ensure that the questions are reasonable for the office (ahem, not solely geared to someone asian american and/or in their 20s). if i were in charge of this part, the questions would be something like this japanese american singer/songwriter saw youtube success with one of her earliest songs, “valentine”, and covered “can’t help falling in love” in crazy rich asians (2018). which maybe a person could guess correctly, but not holding my breath.

other things spicing up my life? joining kate from ¡hola! jalapeño‘s marg week! you may have heard that i like my alcohol with a little bit of ice cream (ahem, kahlua oreo mcflurries), so how could i not spruce up this strawberry citrus margarita with my old friend Vanilla into a strawberry citrus margarita float? plus a handful of freeze dried strawberries ground up and mixed into the salt for the rim. it’s perfect for those almost summer vibes, especially if you can’t find great strawberries yet (if they’re not sugar sweet yet, you can’t tell in this margarita with all the ice cream!).

In case you weren't sold by a super fruity strawberry citrus margarita, how about making it into a strawberry citrus margarita float with vanilla ice cream?! #strawberry #citrus #margarita #tequila

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5 from 4 votes
This strawberry citrus margarita float is delicious as is, but if you add some ground freeze dried strawberries to the rimming salt, you get another hit of fruity pink flavor! #strawberry #citrus #margarita #tequila
Strawberry Citrus Margarita Float
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This strawberry citrus margarita float has all your favorite elements of a margarita (tang! salt! tequilaaaa!), along with sweet sweet strawberries and a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: alcohol, citrus, dessert, drinks, freeze-dried fruit, fruit, gluten-free, grain-free, ice cream, lemon, nut-free, strawberries, tequila, vegetarian
Servings: 1 margarita
Calories: 247 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 3 1/2 oz strawberry puree
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • lemon slices, salt, ice and sliced strawberries for serving
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Instructions
  1. Mix the tequila, strawberry puree and lemon juice.
  2. Prep your glass: run a lemon slice around the rim, and dip the wet rim into salt.
  3. Add a handful of ice and a lemon slice into the glass, then pour in the margarita. Add a few strawberry slices on top, then gently place a scoop of ice cream. Serve cold.
Recipe Notes

Want pink salt too? Grab a handful of freeze-dried strawberries (you can find these at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc) and grind them into a powder. Mix with the salt, then use to rim the glass per usual.

other fruity desserts you can spoon up besides this strawberry citrus margarita float

Looking for a non-coffee afternoon pick me up? This pineapple green tea slushie has plenty of matcha to perk you up after your 3pm slump. #pineapple #tea #matcha #drinks #nonalcoholic

pineapple green tea slushie

A drizzle of coconut milk makes this strawberry and blueberry haluhalo even more addictive. #halohalo #filipino #shavedice #icecream #dessert

Drink up! Toast to spring and summer with a fruity strawberry citrus margarita float. #strawberry #citrus #margarita #tequila

14 Replies to “Strawberry Citrus Margarita Float”

  1. Oh my gosh, Heather! Never have I thought of adding ice cream to a margarita. You’re genius! Can’t wait to try this!5 stars

    1. when in doubt, add ice cream to everything! thanks laura (:

  2. It’s like an adult slushee but with ice cream too!! It doesn’t get better than this drink for Summer!

    1. oh much better than a slushie (; slushies are pretty sweet for me, but if they got a lime and salt treatment (even without tequila), i’d be a pretty happy camper!

  3. This really sounds lovely. And it’s so pretty! I’m off to puree strawberries!

    1. thanks mimi! definitely a good place to put any tarter strawberries, since they make the drink nice and tangy (:

  4. Ohh I need this drink! Perfect way to start the weekend!

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    1. agreed, it’s such a good way to start (or continue or end lol) the weekend (:

  5. The hint of tequila … ahhaaaa 🙂 perfect summer recipe..5 stars

    1. just a whisper to really show summer who’s boss (:

  6. Perfect summer drink!!! So pretty and who does not love a float?5 stars

    1. yeah, the strawberries make it such a pretty pink!

  7. It is so cool that you’re involved with planning the asian pacific heritage month event! YASSS bring all of the cool asian things in! Mmm, the margarita looks delicious! Love that you incorporated fruits in it. Ok, is that ice cream I see in there?? MUST TRY!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me5 stars

    1. oh you can bet i did!! we got 5 different milk tea flavors and brought in mochi and shrimp chips and pocky and these masala flavored chips and it was one of the most exciting things i did at work this quarter lol.

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