Strawberry Citrus Smash Margarita

This Muddled Strawberry Margarita with a Citrus Salt Rim is a delightful and refreshing summer cocktail with a perfect balance of sweet strawberries, tangy citrus, and tequila. It's an easy-to-make drink that captures the essence of summer in every sip.

Strawberry Citrus Smash Margarita

A refreshing and easy-to-make summer tequila cocktail with muddled strawberries and a citrus salt rim.

4.35 from 98 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1/2 cup ripe strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
  • 1 orange or 1.50 oz orange juice
  • 1 lime
  • 1.50 oz Tequila Blanco
  • Kosher salt & zest of fruit for rim


  1. Cut the strawberries into quarters and place them in a large mason jar or cocktail shaker. Add honey or sugar and let it sit.
  2. Zest the lime and orange for the salt rim. Optionally, peel a piece of rind for garnish.
  3. On a small, flat plate, mix 1-2 tablespoons of salt with citrus zest. Rub the rim of the glass with a piece of fruit and salt it by tapping the wet rim into the salt. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. Add the orange juice, lime juice, and sweetened strawberries to the cocktail shaker and muddle them with the bottom of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler.
  5. Add the tequila to the cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker feels very cold.
  6. Strain the mixture into the glass with ice. Add some muddled strawberry if desired. Garnish with a strawberry slice and orange or lime rind.