Spicy Strawberry & Cilantro Margarita - Wish Farms

Spicy Strawberry & Cilantro Margarita

25 min

Our food loving friend Leslie from “Dash of Les” Tampa Bay’s Favorite Food Blogger shared with us this mouthwatering festive cocktail that adds a perfect combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors.

For all you certified heat-seekers and cilantro fanatics we hope you’ll ditch the “pre-mixed” margaritas and give this homemade option a try!

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  • 8 ounces of your favorite silver Tequila (I'm a big fan of 1800)
  • 6 ounces Triple Sec
  • 3 cups sliced Wish Farms strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro (plus 4 sprigs for garnishing)
  • 1 whole, fresh jalapeno, sliced (plus 1 additional sliced jalapeno for garnishing)
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 1 additional lime, cut in wedges
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Large ice cubes
  • Kosher salt


  • Combine strawberries, water and sugar into a saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until strawberries are reduced and mixture is thick. Pour into a glass or ceramic dish and let cool in the refrigerator for about 25 minutes.
  • Using a mortar and pestle (or a ceramic bowl and wooden spoon), muddle the cilantro, jalapeno and lime wedges.
  • Spoon (and "scrape") up half of your muddled mixture and add to a tumbler/shaker. Then add half of the strawberry "syrup" along with half of your lime juice, 4 ounces Tequila, 3 ounces Triple Sec, and a big handful of ice.
  • Give it a solid 20 second shake.
  • With a lime wedge, "wet" the rims of two glasses. Flip each glass over onto a small pile of kosher salt (or sugar) to coat the rims. Add ice to each glass.
  • Strain the margarita mixture into each glass. (I opted to spoon some of the strawberry syrup and remnants into the glasses as well )
  • Garnish with a few jalapeno slices (if you want extra heat) one strawberry (sliced 3/4 lengthwise) and a cilantro sprig. Enjoy!
  • ***Repeat Steps #3-7 for 2 more drinks. Recipe serves 4***