Lucky Day {a strawberry tequila cocktail}

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I figured now was a good time to share a tequila cocktail recipe. And since I had quite a few strawberries in the fridge, I figured said drink should be a strawberry tequila cocktail. It just seemed logical. And I’m all about the logic { well, maybe not according to my husband, but he’s not here right now}.

Lucky Day - a strawberry tequila cocktail : onemartini.com

My initial idea for this strawberry tequila cocktail was to pair strawberries and Aperol with a newly acquired bottle of Tres Agaves reposado tequila. For the citrus portion of the cocktail, I chose lemon because I didn’t want to use lime and because lemon is delicious with strawberries.

Depending on the sweetness of your strawberries, you may or may not need to add a little bit of agave nectar to the drink. If so, I’d start with maybe half of a barspoon of agave nectar and adjust up from there if you need it. Too much agave and the drink will be too sweet, and we don’t want that. I also added in a pinch of salt to the drink rather than rimming the glass. As we all know, tequila and salt are a great combination, but I didn’t want the salt to be too much. A pinch was just right.

Lucky Day : a strawberry tequila cocktail : onemartini.com

As I said earlier, this strawberry tequila cocktail was made with Cinco de Mayo in mind. However, there is no reason this drink should be limited solely to this day of the year. I say enjoy it throughout strawberry season and share it with your friends. Sharing is caring after all. Salud!

Lucky Day
 
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 strawberries, rinsed with tops removed
  • 1-1/2 ounces reposado tequila (I used Tres Agaves)
  • ¾ ounce Aperol
  • ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Agave nectar to taste, if needed**
  • Strawberry for garnish
Directions
  1. Place strawberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for garnish to cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  3. Shake and double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!
  5. **Depending on the sweetness of the strawberries you use, you may or may not need to add agave nectar to sweeten the drink. I ended up using ½ barspoon agave nectar in my drinks.

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Cheers!

Note: I was provided a bottle of Tres Agave Tequila to enjoy. All thoughts, opinions, images and recipe are my own.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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