These sugar-coated infused strawberries are the way to anyone’s heart. Sweet, succulent strawberries are soaked (and therefore drunken) in all the flavors of a classic margarita. These fruity and boozy treats are dangerously good!
Today I am sharing a fresh treat that can be consumed between the margaritas and tacos or even as dessert! But don’t save the infused berries for just Cinco de Mayo, these drunken strawberries are great any time of the year!
What Are You Infused Strawberries?
Infused strawberries are berries that have been soaking in some sort of liquid. It could juice, it could be champagne, it could be rum, rose, white wine, red wine, prosecco, bourbon…it could be almost anything!
Once the berries have been in the water for a length of time, they absorb the flavor fo the liquid they have been sitting in, which makes them especially good!.
What Do I Need To Infuse These Strawberries?
You really don’t need much! You need:
A deep bowl – You need a bowl big enough to hold your berries and liquid, ideally, the liquid would cover the berries
Strawberries – whole berries are what we need here. When choosing berries, try to pick plump, vibrant berries. A little stem is great, it will make them easier to dip in sugar!
Margarita Mix – A bottle of liquid drink mix is fine
Tequila – Use your favorite tequila or whatever you have at home.
How To Make Alcohol Infused Strawberries
Wash and dry your fresh strawberries and place the whole strawberries in a bowl.
Cover your berries with margarita mix and your favorite tequila. Place the berries in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but the longer they sit the better.
When you are ready, drain the berries ( you can reserve the liquid if you like) and pat them completely dry.
Roll the dry berries in granulated sugar (colored sugar or decorative sugar is a nice touch) and either arrange them on platters, with a charceuterie board or just in a bowl on their own.
These berries also make great garnishes for cocktails!
Can You Freeze Drunken Strawberries?
Actually you can! Freeze prepared strawberries on a lined baking pan or transfer them to an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months!
These berries will deteriorate after a while, so I highly recommend only making what you will need and consuming them right away.
If you need to make them in advance, I highly recommend freezing them and then serving them frozen or semi-frozen.
More Strawberry Recipes
Pink Champagne Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Plump strawberries are soaked in pink champagne and then dipped in dreamy chocolate. Show someone you love them by treating them to boozy chocolate covered strawberries!
- 1 16 oz container strawberries
- 1/4 cup tequila
- 1 cup margarita drink mix
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Wash and dry your fresh strawberries and place the whole strawberries in a deep bowl.
- Cover your berries with margarita mix and your favorite tequila. Place the berries in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but the longer they sit the better.
- When you are ready, drain the berries ( you can reserve the liquid if you like) and pat them completely dry.
- Roll the dry berries in granulated sugar (colored sugar or decorative sugar is a nice touch) and
Amount Per Serving Calories 28Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g
Pink Champagne Strawberry Margaritas – Pink champagne adds a few bubbles to your strawberry margarita! These cocktails are fruity, fun, pretty and delicious! Share these margaritas with friends on holidays or just because it’s the weekend!