I remember the day I truly became an adult – it was the first time I appreciated the taste of an amazing, aged balsamic vinegar. Not only did I say goodbye to “Zesty Italian” for good, but I was sure balsamic was good enough to drink. Well, I learnt that a Strawberry Balsamic Margarita is much more acceptable than straight from the bottle.
Ingredients (4 servings)
2 pints fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
5 tbsp raw sugar
1.5 cups/12 ounces tequila
1/3 cup juice (orange, apple, grape – whatever you like!)
3 tbsp margarita mix (try making your own!)
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 cups ice
Directions: Fill up your blender starting with the ice, then strawberries, sugar, tequila, margarita mix, juice and vinegar. Blend until nice and smooth! Sugar and balsamic can be added, so it’s a good idea to start with less and build up for your taste preferences.
If you’re serving to fancy pants guests, rim a couple of margarita glasses with sugar and a fancifully cut and skewed strawberry. Or just throw on your sunglasses, grab your longest silly straw, and get to work straight out of the blender cup.
By: Eva Severed
Thanks to fellow balsamic enthusiast, The Realistic Nutritionist, for their photo and idea!