Strawberry Habanero Margaritas may have a spicy heat from habanero peppers, but there is also a cool ingredient to balance the peppers. Strawberries for sweetness, a simple recipe!
Growing up in Lake Oswego, we had one of those "pie house" restaurants. I loved it. From the Lyons mints and Lifesavers at the counter to the grilled cheese sandwiches and french fries on the menu, I wanted one of everything. Including the pie.
I'd sit in front of that glass case and watch so many pies rotate around and around. Tall pies. Cream pies. Fruit pies. Chocolate peanut butter pies. I could never decide which to choose. Back then, one of my favorites - by sheer size alone - was the strawberry pie. Whole strawberries stacked so tall! Amazing.
I must have enjoyed too many strawberry pies as a kid, because until two summers ago, I did not care for strawberries.
I know. A travesty.
Luckily, I have recovered. Not just because there is tequila involved.
It also seems lately I have developed a thing for habaneros. You have to be very very careful after chopping them - whatever you do, please do not get anywhere near your eye. Anywhere near your face for that matter. Trust me, I know this from experience. Possibly more than one experience. *sigh* I never learn.
strawberry habanero margaritas
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
2 fresh habanero peppers, seeded
8 ounces coconut water
3 ounces tequila (Cazadores reposado)
In blender, purée strawberries and peppers until smooth. Add coconut water and tequila, pulse until combined. Pour into two glasses with one ice cube each and garnish with a whole strawberry.
Cheers - Happy Monday!
pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says
This sounds amazing!! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
....Guess who did a Semester abroad at upstate New York at Oswego....Yes Ma'am. I did. Kind of jealous I didn't go to a Pie House restaurant. I was busy at Wallmart.
This looks perfect now at 7am!
Just wondering if the peppers themselves are so hot, how is the drink not too hot to drink?!
Kristina Sloggett says
the peppers do have heat, but they are definitely edible (I would warn against touching your face after slicing any kind of pepper, including bell). The small amount of pepper combined with the rest of the ingredients plus ice makes this a very tasty drink.
Matt mmwine Horbund says
These are right up MY ALLEY!
we love these too - naturally sweet margaritas are the only way to go!
sounds really good