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Strawberry-Infused Tequila Recipe

Berry Tempting: Tequila Fresa

I love making homemade foodstuffs, and in particular, bar ingredients. I've made vodka infusions, like limoncello, and brandy-based liqueurs, such as cherry bounce, but never a tequila version. Unlike the other two, tequila has a little bit of a mule kick at the end, so I was curious to see how it would stand up next to the delicate, floral notes of strawberry.

This recipe is very easy and makes a large quantity; all you need is patience, as it requires two to three weeks to develop flavor. It's an intriguing liquor with many contradictory qualities: it's sweet but not sugary, fragile yet pungent.
I enjoyed it with some Sprite for fizz and acidity, and a splash of pineapple-orange juice for sweetness. Interested in the recipe? Then read on.

Tequila Fresa

Tequila Fresa

Strawberry-Infused Tequila Recipe 2010-05-28 15:30:54

Ingredients

750 ml bottle of plata or blanco tequila
1 quart ripe strawberries, washed, hulled, and finely chopped
Special equipment: Muddler, 2-quart mason jar, and fine sieve

Directions

  1. Place chopped strawberries in jar. Muddle to release juices, then pour in tequila. Seal tightly, and allow to stand for 2 to 3 weeks.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve or double cheesecloth.
  3. To serve, pour over ice with simple syrup. Add a squeeze of lime for tartness, or club soda for effervescence.

Makes about 3 cups.


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AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
So I just made this sorta - leftover strawberries and blueberries, vanilla vodka, 1/4 vanilla bean and 10 peppercorns (my quantity was smaller) and less than 1/8C white sugar. Lovingly named "Berry Booze".
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Oh and I made some rose petal simple syrup (super simple) it would go nicely with this tequila I'm sure ;)
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
No, don't strain them out and YES add to drink or garnish. You could also freeze them and use the ice cubes in your drinks. Last September I made some quince vodka and I'll be making this also. :cocktail:
lekatvt lekatvt 5 years
Do I have to strain the strawberries out? could I eat them and use them for garnish to the drink?
brownsugamama brownsugamama 5 years
Love strawberries, love tequilla, next trip to the farmers market will be great!
Food Food 5 years
Sunshine Makes Me Happy, I guess it's all relative! It's 3 cups of straight liquor, though — so with a mixer like lemon-lime soda or juice, that'll make a generous amount of drinks.
Sunshine-Makes-Me-Happy Sunshine-Makes-Me-Happy 5 years
it only makes 3 cups? that's not a lot is it? sounds delish though! =)
doogirl doogirl 5 years
I'm totally going to try this! I just happen to always have Tequila and strawberries in my house, so I'll be whipping this up today! Woo-hoo!
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