Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Strawberry Margarita (Non-Alcoholic)

Hi All,

Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward  -Terri Guillemets

Strawberry Margarita
Its been quite hot lately with temperatures roaring high it has become impossible to step out of house in the afternoons. The evenings on the other hand are lovely, the temperature drops down and is much more pleasant. From past couple of days the evenings have been extremely windy and standing in the balcony facing almost an empty ground does lift your spirits after a hectic day at work. Strawberries do have a natural way to make one feel refreshed, one look at those plump, juicy and vibrant berries and I am sold. What could be more refreshing on a summer's day than cool and sparkling strawberry margarita?




Travelling between Mumbai-Pune has its own merits and demerits. Merits being I get to buy strawberries /fruit jams/jellies/syrups etc from Lonavla/Khandala. Everytime I see strawberries and I simply cannot resist and end up buying way too much! On one such an occasion I usually end up making tons of strawberry milkshake or end up using some as a face pack! But now I have a new favorite and its such a breeze to make Strawberry Margarita, plus its also non-alcoholic so even kids can enjoy these!

Strawberry Margharita,Strawberry Mocktail,Non alcoholic mocktails

Strawberry Margarita
Serves 6
Ingredients:-
2 cups fresh strawberries (500gms)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup sugar syrup (recipe below)
1 tsp freshly crushed black pepper
Salt to taste, about 1 tsp
Sprite chilled
Fresh mint leaves for garnishing

For sugar syrup boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar for about 5 to 6 mins.

Procedure:-
  • Throw in the strawberries in a juicer. Remove and pass it through a sieve
  • Take the strawberry juice, add in lime juice, sugar syrup, crushed black pepper and salt to taste
  • Mix well and chill the mixture for atleast couple of hours.
  • Take tall glasses, add 3 to 4 tbsp of strawberry mixture and pour chilled Sprite.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve chilled.
  • Enjoy!

Verdict:- One of the best refreshing drinks ever! You can even make the strawberry puree a day ahead of time or even freeze it and use it whenever required. So easy and vibrant, perfect for summer!




19 comments:

  1. this was amazing parii..just loved it..and i m sure all u guys will also love this in hottt weather...

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  2. it is so simple and easy to prepare.. too good ..

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  3. Thats fantastic for the summer :) yummm wish I could have a glass now.. Its already late night and its still feels stuffy and hot here :(

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  4. Fantastic margarita, love to finish that whole glass rite now.

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  5. Perfect drink with the mercury climbing these days..
    US Masala

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  6. looks yummy and refreshing ....... lovely pictures..... happy to follow u.....

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  7. This is beautiful and looks so refreshing! I love that there's no alcohol in it -- I'd love to make it with my niece!

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  8. That's very refreshing and cooling! Love the flavour too!

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  9. I do this wid strawberry crush...n still u r getting strawberries???
    lovely drink...

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  10. Great presentation...
    yummy recipes
    You hv got very wonderful sapce....
    plz visit my space when time permits...
    I'm ur happy follower now......

    DeepthiDigvijay
    Good Food Recipes
    Coffe With Me Deepthi

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  11. I love the flavor of margaritas, but find them to strong, so these are awesome. I wish I had some strawberries too.

    P.S - Are you in Mumbai?

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  12. Wooow what a refreshing drink, perfect for summer

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